Sacking Galore as Police Dismiss 7 Powerful Senior Officers, Reduce 10 Others in Ranks

Sacking Galore as Police Dismiss 7 Powerful Senior Officers, Reduce 10 Others in Ranks

  • The police service commission has approved the dismissal of 7 senior police officers from the force over gross misconduct
  • A CSP, one SP and five ASPs are the 7 senior officers that have been suspended from the Nigerian police force
  • However, the commission did not publish the names of the affected officers in its statement from the ongoing plenary of PSC

FCT, Abuja - No less than 7 senior police officers have been dismissed by the police service commission (PSC) over gross misconduct.

This happened simultaneously when 10 other senior officers were reduced in ranks, The Nation reported.

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Police dismissed 7 senior police officers, reduce 10 others in rank Photo Credit: Nigerian Police Force
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The commission took the steps at its ongoing 15th plenary meeting that is expected to come to an end tomorrow.

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Details of the sacked senior police officers

The affected officers included a chief superintendent of police (CSP), one superintendent of police (SP) and five assistant superintendents of police (ASPs).

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However, the commission did not disclose the names of the affected officers.

The PSC’s head of press and public relations, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement on Tuesday, October 4, revealed that an SP was also retired in the interest of the public.

According to the statement, the plenary was presided over by Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi (retd) and considered all the 47 pending disciplinary matters (PDMs) before the commission.

How many officers did police reduce their ranks?

The PSC reduced the ranks of one CSP to an SP, three SPs to DSPs, and two DSPs to ASPs.

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The commission further reduced the ranks of four ASPs to Inspectors.

The statement reads in part:

“Ten senior police officers, including an Assistant Commissioner (ACP), a Chief Superintendent (CSP), a Superintendent (SP) and two Deputy Superintendents (DSPs), were given the punishment of severe reprimand. Five Assistant Superintendents (ASPs) were also awarded the punishment of severe reprimand.
“Thirteen officers received the punishment of reprimand; two are to receive letters of warning while four officers were exonerated."

Ranks, names of 417 senior police officers that get promoted, including DIGs, 12 CPs earlier reported that the police service commission promoted 417 senior police officers on Friday, October 30, at the 15th plenary meeting of the commission.

The commission also announced the approval of the promotion examination for police officers, which will kick start in 2023.

AIG Bello A. Sadiq, currently AIG Zone 1, Kano and AIG Dandaura Mustapha, AIG Zone 4, Makurdi, were promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police.


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