10 senior police officers dismissed, 8 demoted over ‘misconduct’

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed 10 senior officers and demoted eight others over “misconduct”.

Ikechukwu Ani, head of press and public relations of PSC, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja.

According to Ani, the commission took the decision at its eighth plenary which lasted three weeks and ended on July 1, 2020.

A total of 83 disciplinary cases were brought before the commission during the meeting.

“The dismissed officers were one Superintendent of Police (SP), five Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) and four Assistant Superintendents of Police,” the statement read.

“A deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) were reduced in rank, a decision which also affected four Superintendents of Police (SP), one Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Police.

“The Commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand for 16 officers, reprimand for 13 and letters of warning to four others. Two officers are to receive letters of advice while eleven were exonerated.

“The Commission in Plenary looked into eighty-three disciplinary cases which included eighteen appeals and petitions.

“The Commission had also at the plenary approved the promotions of 6,618 senior Police Officers, including one AIG to DIG, four CPs to AIG and three DCPs to CPs.”

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