The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Monday kicked out 10 senior police officers from the force and demoted eight others over various cases of misconduct.
This was made known in a statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations, of the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani.
According to the PSC spokesperson, the decision to fire and reduce the ranks of the officers was taken at the 8th plenary meeting of the Commission, which spanned three weeks and ended on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020.
Ani revealed that one Superintendent of Police (SP), five Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) and four Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) were dismissed.
“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 statement reads.
“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.”