Police Service Commission dismisses 10 senior police officers

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Reduces the rank one Deputy Commissioner of Police, 7 others

July 6, 2020

The Police Service Commission has dismissed ten senior Police Officers and reduced the rank of eight others over cases of misconduct in the line of duty.

The Commission took the decision at its 8th Plenary Meeting, which spanned three weeks and ended on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

According to spokesman of the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, “The dismissed Officers were one Superintendent of Police (SP), five Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) and four Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP).

“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 83  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 CP’s to AIG and three DCP’s to CP’s”.

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