BAUCHI CRISIS | Reps panel indicts police, seeks demotion of CP Ahmed Zaki over Yuguda

by on May 11, 2017

House of Represent­atives Panel has indicted the police and recommended the demotion of a state police commissioner, Ahmed Zaki to the rank of deputy commissioner of police.

The recommendation was part of the reports compiled at the end of the investigation, two months ago, by the House of Rep­resentatives Ad hoc Com­mittee investigating the al­leged cases of harassment, intimidation and gross breach of constitutional rights of indigenes and res­idents of Bauchi State.

Zaki, who is now com­missioner of police in Riv­ers State, was at the time of the unrest, in charge of the state as police commis­sioner.

The recommendation against the officer, it was gathered, followed his al­leged mastermind of as­sault on former governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda and other citizens of Bauchi State by the state police command last year.

The Committee Chairman, Hon. Gabri­el Onyenwife (APGA, Anambra), had frowned against the role of the state police command at the in­vestigation of the matter in Abuja.

The lawmaker had won­dered why citizens of the state would be intimidated without justifications, un­der the watch of the state police chief.

Most oral and written testimonies given by wit­nesses at the hearing, were said to be largely against those of the police repre­sentatives and police com­missioner.

The committee, it was gathered, is also calling on Zaki to apologize to Yugu­da for the unfair treatment meted out to him by police officers.

The report, which is yet to be presented to lawmak­ers at plenary, is said to be currently with the Speak­er, Yakubu Dogara, who is also a citizen of Bauchi State.

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