Indiscipline: Police Dismiss Four Senior Officers

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The Police Service Commission, PSC, has approved the dismissal of four senior police officers.

The dismissed include one Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, and three Assistant Superintendents of Police, ASP. They were sacked over cases of indiscipline.

The Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, made this disclosure in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

The statement did not contain the details of the affected officials.

Mr. Ani said that one ASP was compulsorily retired while one SP, two DSPs and one ASP were demoted.

He said that decisions were taken at the commission’s plenary meeting in Abuja.

Mr. Ani said eight senior police officers were also given severe reprimand while six other officers received the punishment of reprimand, four received warning letters, one got letter of advice and seven others were exonerated.

He said that the commission also approved the reinstatement of 14 senior police officers following appeals and petitions received by it.

 

Mr. Ani said three officers had their seniority restored and another three reinstated and retired.

“It considered and approved the compulsory retirement of three officers, who also appealed their punishments and affirmed its earlier decision on reinstatement of two other officers,” he said.

He said that 11 appeals were rejected while approval was given for the promotion of one Deputy Superintendent of Police.

Mr. Ani said the decisions have been conveyed to the Inspector-General of Police for implementation.

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