Law and Order

Presidency to IGP: Produce Kabir Sokoto within 24 Hours or Be Fired

RINGIMZakari Biu under house arrest, permanent secretary Borno Gov’s Lodge in custody

Incensed by the escape from Police custody of the Islamic sect,  Boko Haram’s top operative, Kabir Sokoto, President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, to produce the suspect within 24 hours or be sacked.

This is coming as the man at the centre of the controversy, Biu, Borno State-born Commissioner of Police, Zakari Biu, who created room for the escape of the suspect, was placed under house arrest.

He was later brought to the Force Headquarters with his surbodinates where they have been detained since Wednesday morning.

The Permanent Secretary, Borno State Governor’s Lodge and other staff of the lodge have all been  rounded up.

The Infrastructure News gathered that the IGP spent the whole of Tuesday waiting to see President Jonathan who had summoned him but was so enraged that he refused to see him preferring instead to deal with the Minister of Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade.

The IGP waited all day to see the president but was later told that the president was no longer going to see him. As at the time of filling this report,  the IGP was still at the minister’s office waiting to pick up the letter from the presidency.

The Force Headquarters had explained in a statement Tuesday that Kabir Sokoto escaped under police guard on the way to Abaji in Abuja to search his house whereupon they were attacked by angry youth, who overpowered the team thus paving the way for him to escape, a tale taken with a pinch of salt by discerning Nigerians.


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