The Police Service Commission (PSC) has, in a statement by its head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, on Monday, approved the summary dismissal of ten senior officers, including a deputy commissioner of police and four superintendents of police from the Nigeria Police Force.
PSC also approved the demotion of eight senior officers after finding them culpable for “various cases of misconduct in the line of duty.”
Ani said, “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 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 eleven were exonerated.
“The Commission in Plenary looked into eighty three disciplinary cases which included eighteen appeals and petitions.
The Commission had also at the Plenary approved the promotions of 6,618 senior Police Officers including one AIG to DIG, four CPs to AIG and three DCPs to CPs.”