PSC dismisses 3 senior police officers

..demotes CP, 8 others over misconduct

The Police Service Commission, PSC, has dismissed three senior police officers over cases of misconduct and abuse of office.

PSC also demoted a Commissioner of Police and eight other officers.

PSC Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

According to the statement, the commission took the decisions during its 21st Plenary Meeting, presided over by Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, the Commissioner representing the Judiciary in the commission.

Ani said Ogunbiyi chaired the meeting on behalf of the Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase, who later joined the meeting via zoom.

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The statement also said the commission approved the compulsory retirement of an Assistant Commissioner of Police and directed a refund of all entitlements wrongly paid to him.

He noted that the commission approved posthumous promotion of late Insp. Ifeanyi Oroke,to the next rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police 2 for acts of gallantry.

Ani said the commission also reinstated a dismissed officer, one Insp. Augustina Oko, with effect from the date she was dismissed.

“The commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand for 16 officers, reprimand for 18 others and directed that letters of warning be given to two other officers.

“The commission had earlier approved the appeal for adjustment on the date of promotion of Mr. Woke Kingsley to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police and reinstatement of Mr. Anaele Onuoha, a Chief Superintendent of Police, in compliance with a court judgment,” he said.

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