Court quashes Yakasa’s appeal

National, Normal

The National,Friday 09th December 2011

THE National Court has dismissed an application by senior police officer Fred Yakasa to stop his removal as acting deputy police commissioner.
Yakasa had sought a stay order and a judicial review on the National Executive Council’s decision to remove him from the more senior position of acting deputy police commissioner operations.
Yakasa was recently transferred to Bougainville as the assistant police commissioner.
He claimed that the National Executive Council had removed him from the more senior post without offering any good reason.
Yakasa’s application was dismissed by Justice George Manuhu at the Waigani National Court yesterday.
The court said Yakasa had failed to produce the relevant laws and acts that warranted his revocation to be an issue.
It was also found that allegations he had made against the NEC were “speculative”.
The court said he had been in an “acting” position which meant that either his removal or confirmation were the next steps to be taken as seen appropriate by the authorities.