- Ten officers have been promptly dismissed from the police force over alleged misconduct
- Nine others were reduced in ranks, while severe reprimand was approved for eight officers
- The approval was given by the Police Service Commission in a statement issued by its spokesperson Ikechukwu Ani
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Ten senior officers have been dismissed from the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) while nine others were reduced in ranks over alleged misconduct.
The dismissal and rank reduction was approved by the Police Service Commission (PSC) in a statement signed by the PSC head of press and public relations, Ikechukwu Ani.
According to the body, severe punishment was also approved for eight officers for professional misconduct while light reprimand was also approved for ten officers.
Ani further stated that letter of warning was issued to three other police officers while three officers were, however, exonerated, Daily Sun reports.
Part of the statement read:
"At the meeting the Commission treated 43 cases of Police misconduct where it dismissed one Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), two Superintendents of Police (SP), three Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) one of which is a retired officer, and four Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP).
"It further directed the prosecution of six of the Officers to wit, one ACP, one SP, two DSPs and two ASPs.
“The dismissed ACP, Magaji Ado Doko, 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.
"One of the dismissed SPs, Ogedengbe Abraham was found guilty of negligence/loss of government property; disobedience to lawful order and act unbecoming of a public Officer while the other dismissed SP, Mallam Gajere Taluwai was found guilty of discreditable conduct and act unbecoming of a public Officer.
“The three dismissed DSPs were Okunkonin Daniel, Abisoro Obo Irene and Theresa Nuhu who is already retired. The ASPs were Sanusi Rasaki, Uwadala Ehis Oba, Ferdinand Idoko and Igolor Godsent Ogheneruona.
Meanwhile, the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCB), a coalition led by senior human rights lawyer Femi Falana, has questioned the sincerity of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) on the reformation of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
In a statement released on Tuesday, October 6, Falana noted that the proclamation by the inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, is just lip service because such has been made on three different occasions by the force.
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