Zakari Biu Released From Detention After 9 Months


NINE months after he was detained
over alleged complicity in the escape of Boko Haram kingpin, Kabiru Sokoto,
former Commissioner of Police in charge of Special Investi-gations at Zone
Seven Police Command, Abuja, Mr Zakari Biu, has been released from detention.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that Biu was released
on the orders of President Goodluck Jonathan, following the conclusion of
investigations into the escape of Sokoto from a team of police officers
detailed by Biu to search Sokoto’s house in Abaji, for documents relating to
the activities of the Boko Haram sect.

On his release to the police authorities from
the Guard’s Brigade detention facility where he had spent the last nine months,
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the officer told a few sympathisers that former
Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, sacrificed him because he wanted
tenure extension.

Nigerian Tribune saw Zakari Biu in the office of
the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Peter Gana, on Tuesday, waiting for the
next directive on his release.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that for the period
Biu was in detention, neither his wife nor children were allowed to see him,
while his house, located in Jos, Plateau State capital, was vandalised during
one of the crises in the town.

Source: Tribune


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