The Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced the dismissal of 10 senior police officers and loss of ranks of 8 others following their trial for various cases of misconduct in the line of duty.
Though the identities of the affected officers were not disclosed in a statement released by PSC’s Head of Press and Public Relations Ikechukwu Ani, it was however gathered that a Superitendent of Police (SP), five Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) and four Assistant Superintendents of Police were involved.
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 18 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.”