ATTORNEY General James Apaniai is seeking a court order to permanently remove chief executive officer of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Colin Yow from office.
Mr Apaniai took that action after Mr Yow continued to defy his sacking and orders not to return to the SIPA premises.
“An application for a court order to remove Mr Yow permanently from office is on the way,” Mr Apaniai told the Solomon Star, Wednesday.
“We have filed the application with the High Court so the matter will be heard soon,” he added.
“Once the court issued the orders, Mr Yow should be gone.”
According to Mr Apaniai, Mr Yow was no longer recognised as SIPA’s Chief Executive Officer as of Sunday, the day he was terminated.
“As far as I am concern, Colin Yow is no longer the CEO of SIPA and should not be having access to his office and the SIPA office area.
“But Mr Yow continues to defy my directives and instructions to vacate office.
“He even went ahead and banned the board of directors from accessing the ports rea.
“Yet the board of directors are his employer and this is what Mr Yow did to them, which is totally not right.”
SIPA’s Public Relations Officer, Samson Faisi, was in a meeting when the Solomon Star contacted him yesterday for comments.
Message left to return this reporter’s call has not been responded to.
Port insiders said Mr Yow was in the SIPA office on Wednesday.
By BRADFORD THEONOMI