- Some officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been dismissed, suspended or retired by the corps
- The officers are said to have been sanctioned over their involvement in one professional misconduct or the other
- The decision to sanction the erring officers follows approval by the Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Board
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday, October 25, announced that it has sanctioned 31 officers and men of the corps.
The commandant general of the NSCDC, Ahmed Audi in a statement released in Abuja, through the spokesperson of the corp, Olusola Odumosu said the officers were sanctioned for various offences.
Audi noted that the disciplinary action against the officers was taken after its approval by the Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Board.
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According to the CG, 15 of the officers were dismissed, seven were suspended, nine placed on compulsory retirement while one was interdicted and another demoted.
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He added that several of the officers were sanctioned for offences ranging from job racketeering, conspiracy, extortion, forgery, absence without leave, dishonesty and economic sabotage, among others.
Those dismissed included one assistant superintendent of corps I, two chief corps assistants, three assistant inspectors of corps (AIC), three corps assistants (CAIII), two CAII, one CAII, one inspector of corps and one AIC.
“The suspended officers included two deputy commandants of corps, three assistant commandants of corps, one assistant superintendent of corps II and one CAII.
“The board also approved the interdiction of an inspector of corps (IC) and demotion of one IC."
In addition, the CG noted that the action by the corps and its board is part of the measures put in place to rid the service of bad eggs and ensure discipline among serving officers.
“The actions of the erring personnel made it imperative to invoke internal disciplinary mechanisms by setting up disciplinary committees.
"They carried out an investigation and orderly room trial for various offences and spelt out the recommendation of different sanctions to the board for approval."
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