Police Service Commission dismisses 10 senior police officers, demotes 9 others over misconduct

Police Service Commission dismisses 10 senior police officers, demotes 9 others over misconduct

<p class="">The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the dismissal of 10 senior police officers and demotion of nine others over misconduct.</p>

<h1>Mr IKechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.</h1>

<p class="">He said the commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand for eight officers, reprimand for 10 and letter of warning to three other officers.</p>

<p class=""><strong>Ani</strong>, however, said another three officers were exonerated.</p>

<p class="">He said the decision was reached at the 9th Plenary Meeting of the commission held in September.</p>

<p class="">The commission spokesman said 43 cases of misconduct were treated at the meeting.</p>

<p class="">According to him, one Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), two Superintendents of Police (SP), three Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) and four Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) were dismissed.</p>

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<p class="">He said the commission also directed the prosecution of six of the officers, one ACP, one SP, two DSPs and two ASPs.</p>

<p class="">“<em>The dismissed ACP, </em><strong><em>Magaji Doko</em></strong><em> was found to have engaged in acts unbecoming of a public officer, disobedience to lawful order, discreditable conduct, unlawful use of authority and scandalous conduct.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“One of the dismissed SPs, </em><strong><em>Ogedengbe Abraham</em></strong><em> was found guilty of negligence/loss of government property; disobedience to lawful order and act unbecoming of a public officer.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“The other dismissed SP, </em><strong><em>Mallam Taluwai</em></strong><em> was found guilty of discreditable conduct and act unbecoming of a public officer,’’</em> Ani said.</p>

<p class="">According to Ani, the three dismissed DSPs are <strong>Okunkonin Daniel</strong>, <strong>Abisoro Irene</strong> and <strong>Theresa Nuhu</strong>, while the ASPs are <strong>Sanusi Rasaki</strong>, <strong>Uwadala Oba</strong>, <strong>Ferdinand Idoko</strong> and <strong>Igolor Ogheneruona</strong>.</p>

<p class="">He said the commission also approved the compulsory retirement of SP <strong>Talba Mohammed </strong>for acts unbecoming of a public officer and dishonesty.</p>

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<p class="">Ani said the rank of<strong style="letter-spacing: 0.03rem;"> Muhammad Sani Muhammad </strong>was reduced from CSP to SP for unruly behaviour, gross insubordination, gross misconduct and conduct unbecoming of a senior police officer.</p>

<p class="">He said the rank of<strong> John Oluwarotimi </strong>was also reduced from SP to DSP while the rank of <strong>Mustapha Abubakar</strong>, <strong>Godwin Agbo</strong> and <strong>Hassan Hamidu</strong> were reduced from DSP to ASP.</p>

<p class="">Ani the ranks of <strong>Edeke Michael</strong>,<strong> Iyanda Olufemi</strong>, <strong>Asabe Luka </strong>and <strong>Anode Christopher </strong>were also reduced from ASP to Inspector.</p>

<p class="">He said the commission would continue to ensure that police officers were held accountable for their actions and inactions with disciplinary cases treated with the required diligence and urgency.</p>

<p class="">He said that this was to ensure that those found culpable were punished accordingly, while the innocent ones were allowed to move on with their career progression. </p>

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