Monday, 11 February 2008 10:13 AM

Sikua Government Accuses Khan of Abusing Powers

Solomon Islands Commissioner of Police, Jahir Khan is alleged to be under the sack for having "abused powers".

Solomon Islands Commissioner of Police, Jahir Khan is alleged to be under the sack for having "abused powers".

Mr. Khan has reportedly accepted his proposal to leave when his current contract finishes in June.

Prime Minister Dr. Derek Sikua is reported to have directed Mr. Khan in a letter with two options: to resign or face a tribunal under the Police Act.

It's reported that the Sikua-led government is concerned with Mr. Khan's push for re-armament of local police, what is seen as "political meddling", and a general decline in the performance of the force.

Mr. Khan had previously served as Fiji's assistant police commissioner.

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