The Police Service Commission (PSC), on Tuesday, announced the dismissal of seven senior officers from the police force.
The affected personnel were sacked over alleged gross misconduct. This is as the commission also approved the reduction in rank of ten other officers.
Naija News reports that the development was announced today during the continuation of the 15th plenary meeting of the Commission.
The summit which is presided over by the force’s acting chairman, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, is expected to end on Thursday, October 6th, 2022.
At the event, the force acted on all the Pending Disciplinary Matters (PDM) before it.
A total of 47 PDM were reportedly attended to while the commission also treated some appeals from dismissed police officers.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the meeting in Abuja, the spokesman of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani said, the dismissed officers include: 1 CSP, 1 SP and 5 ASPs.
He added that one SP was also retired in public interest.
The Commission also reduced the ranks of 1 CSP to SP, 3 SPs to DSP, and 2 DSPs to ASPs.
The ranks of 4 ASPs to Inspectors were demoted at the event while 10 senior Police Officers, including an ACP, a CSP, an SP and 2 DSPs were given the punishment of severe reprimand.
“Five ASPs were also awarded the punishment of severe reprimand. 13 Officers received the punishment of reprimand; 2 are to receive letters of warning while 4 officers were exonerated”, Ani disclosed.
The PSC mouthpiece quoted Justice Ogunbiyi as saying the Commission would henceforth give the desired attention to Pending Disciplinary Matters so that those found guilty are punished immediately while those found not guilty are cleared to continue with their career progression.
She noted that Ogunbiyi charged personnel to adhere strictly to the guidelines of the force while they also avoid taking laws into their hands.
Ani further said the Commission will continue to work to sustain a professional Police Force that operates in line with the established rules and regulations and in conformity with international best practices.
This article was originally published on Naija News