PSC reinstates sacked Zakari Biu, retires him

Last Updated on November 5, 2017 by

The Police Service Commission (PSC), has exonerated the dismissed commissioner of police, CP Zakari Biu, reinstating him to his former position and retiring him statutorily.

This was disclosed in a statement by the commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, adding that two former CPs, Danladi Adi Yirama Mshielbwala and Ibrahim Idris were promoted to the next rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs).

It will be recalled that Biu was dismissed from the Police Force following his alleged complicity in the escape from police detention of notorious Boko Haram suspect, Kabiru Sokoto after a trial.

Biu’s got his reprieve after he challenged his dismissal.

Ani, in the statement, said the decision to reinstate Biu was taken during the commission’s 13th plenary meeting held in Abuja where he was exonerated of any complicity in Kabiru Sokoto’s escape.

“The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of two commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police. The commission also reviewed the CP Zakari Biu’s appeal against his dismissal, exonerating him and retiring him statutorily.

‚ÄúThese decisions were the high points of the 13th plenary meeting of the commission held in Abuja.‚ÄĚ The meeting was presided over by the commission‚Äôs chairman, Dr Mike Mbama Okiro. promoted CP. Danladi Adi Yirama Mshielbwala and CP Ibrahim Idris to the next rank of AIG

‚ÄúIt also exonerated CP Biu from the issues surrounding the escape of Kabiru Sokoto, an arrested Boko Haram kingpin in Abuja,‚ÄĚ Ani said.

Kabiru Sotoko was sentenced to life imprisonment for masterminding the 2010 bombing of St Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla in which 44 worshippers were killed and 70 others sustained injuries.

Bui went on military trial in 2012 following which he was found guilty and dismissed from the Force.

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