- PSC has dismissed 10 senior police officers over cases of misconduct
- A deputy commissioner of police and a chief superintended of police were demoted
- The information was contained in a statement issued by the spokesman of PSC, Ikechukwu Ani
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed 10 police officers and reduced the rank of eight others over various cases of misconduct in the line of duty.
Legit.ng reports that this was contained in a statement in Abuja on Monday, July 6, by the commission’s head, press and public relations, Ikechukwu Ani.
He explained that the commission took the decision at its eighth plenary meeting which spanned three weeks.
“The dismissed officers were one Superintendent of Police (SP), five Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) and four Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP).
“A deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) were reduced in rank, a decision which also affected four Superintendents of Police (SP), one Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Police,” the statement said.
He added that the commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand for 16 officers, reprimand for 13 and letters of warning to four others.
Two officers are to receive letters of advice while 11 others were exonerated.
He explained further that the commission also looked into 83 disciplinary cases which included 18 appeals and petitions.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the PSC on Friday, July 3, announced that it approved the promotion of 6,618 senior police officers.
It was reported that the spokesman, for the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, said the promotions were approved at the 8th plenary meeting of the commission which lasted for three weeks.
He said six hundred and seven deputy superintendents of police were also elevated to the rank of Superintendents of Police among other promotions.
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