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PSC dismisses three policemen, demotes CP, eight others

The Police Service Commission has ordered the dismissal of three senior police officers over misconduct and abuse of office.

The commission also demoted nine other officers including a Commissioner of Police.

Additionally, the Commission also approved “severe reprimand” for 16 officers and “reprimand” for another 18.

A statement on Sunday by the commission spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, said the commission decided during its 21st Plenary Meeting presided over by retired Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi.

The commission, however, did not disclose the names of the dismissed or sanctioned officers.

The statement read, “The Police Service Commission approved the dismissal of three senior police officers over cases of misconduct and abuse of office. Nine other officers were reduced in rank including a Commissioner of Police.

“The Commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand for 16 officers and reprimand for another 18. It directed that letters of warning should be given to two other officers.”

The commission during the plenary also approved the compulsory retirement of an Assistant Commissioner and directed a refund of all entitlements wrongly paid to him.

“It approved the posthumous promotion of late Inspector Ifeanyi Oroke to the next rank of ASP 11 for acts of gallantry and reinstated Inspector Augustina Oko to take effect from the date she was dismissed.

“The Commission had earlier approved the appeal for the adjustment of the date of promotion to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police of ACP Woke Kingsley and reinstatement of CSP Anaele Samuel Onuoha in compliance with a Court judgment. The 21st plenary of the Commission will take place on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, “according to the statement.

 

 

(PUNCH)

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