Three senior Nigerian police officers have been dismissed over cases of misconduct and abuse of office.
Head of Press and Public Relations of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement today, July 9, in Abuja, said that the commission also approved reduction in rank of nine other officers, including a Commissioner of Police.
According to him, 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 that Ogunbiyi presided over the meeting on behalf of the Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase, who later joined the meeting via zoom.
The PSC spokesman said that the commission also approved the compulsory retirement of an Assistant Commissioner of Police and directed a refund of all entitlements wrongly paid to him.
He said that the commission approved posthumous promotion of late Inspector Ifeanyi Oroke,to the next rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police 2 for acts of gallantry.
Ani said that 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.”