PSC dismisses three officers, demotes five others

THE Police Service Commission (PSC) approved the dismissal of three police officers and demotion of five others on Wednesday, April 26.

A statement released by Head, Press and Public Relations of the PSC, Okechukwu Ani, said the approval was given during the 20th Plenary Meeting of the Commission, in Abuja.

The three officers dismissed were Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) while the five others demoted were an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Chief Superintendent, two Superintendents and one Assistant Superintendent .

“The Commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand to an Assistant Commissioner of Police, a Chief Superintendent of Police, four Superintendents, two Deputy Superintendents and 12 Assistant Superintendents,” the statement noted.

One superintendent and five assistant superintendents were also reprimanded.






     

     

    The Plenary also approved the promotion of 109 senior staff.

    The statement added that disciplinary matters in the Police Force will be given urgent attention.

    “The Chairman also called on the Police to ensure that they work within the established laws guiding their operations. He assured them that henceforth disciplinary matters will be handled with dispatch so that Officers who are found wanting will serve their punishments while those who are exonerated are cleared to continue with their career progression without hindrance,” the statement said.

    In October 2022 the PSC approved the dismissal of seven senior officers, and reduced the ranks of 10 others for gross misconduct.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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