IGP orders removal of ‘pro-APC’ police officer
The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has posted the Kano State Deputy Police Commissioner in charge of Operations, Balarabe Sule, to Zone 1, following complaints over his alleged partisanship.
It was gathered that the IGP temporary transferred Mr Sule to the zonal headquarters “to save the image of the force” and demonstrate its nonpartisanship in view of the mounting complaints against the officer.
Mr Sule, who was redeployed to Zamfara from Kano on February 14, was curiously redeployed again to his duty post on February 20, just three days to the general elections.
Mr Sule, served as chief security officer to Mr Ganduje when he held the rank of Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, in 2015 before getting rapid promotion to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP.
The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano, Rabiu Bichi, said that the police officer was “deeply partisan” and supports thugs loyal to the ruling APC to cause violence in the state.
“DCP Balarabe Sule is deeply partisan. We are concerned about his redeployment to Kano.
“The fact that he was transferred less than one week ago and redeployed again says everything about APC’s plan to rig election,” Mr Bichi said.
In a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, a non-governmental organisation, Center for Awareness on Justice and Accountability, CAJA, also kicked against the redeployment, citing Mr Sule’s partisanship.
“We are seriously worried because his return to Kano may jeopardize the relative peace being enjoyed in the state at the moment, arising from the non-partisan effort of the new state Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Wakili,” CAJA said in a letter jointly signed by its director, Kabiru Dakata and board member, Nura Ma’aji.