Police Service Commission Axe Falls On 31 Erring Officers

The Police Service Commission, PSC, Friday dismissed three senior police officers and disciplined 29 others for professional misconduct.

The affected officers are Sa’adu Akanbi, a deputy superintendent of police and two assistant superintendents of police, Ignatius Atta and James Sanio.

A statement issued by the assistant director, press and public relations of the  ommission, Ferdinand Ekpe, said that the officers were sacked for conducts unbecoming of law enforcement officers, although the specific offences committed were mentioned.

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The statement said in addition to the dismissal, Akanbi and Sanio would be prosecuted.

Four others, including a chief superintendent of police, Bethram Onuoha, were reduced in rank. Onuoha was reduced to superintendent of police and is to forfeit seven months’ salary in addition.

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Others were severely reprimanded for various offences and issued letters of advice.

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