NAPTIP Deputy Director, 4 Others Dismissed for Alleged Misconduct

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Five employees, including a deputy director, have been dismissed by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for alleged misconduct.

In a statement released on Wednesday in Abuja, the agency’s press officer, Vincent Adekoye, confirmed the news.

He claimed that the five members of the group were fired for allegedly requesting bribes from suspects and divulging sensitive information to them.

Other offenses include allegedly breaking the confidentiality oath, stealing and altering government data, and missing work without permission.

He claimed that the offenses were against the Public Service Rules as well as other current laws and regulations.

The spokesman revealed that two other officers were demoted by two ranks for soliciting bribe from a suspect arrested for human trafficking, while one officer was demoted by one rank for negligence of duty.

“The disciplinary actions followed the approval of the Governing Board of the agency at its meeting of May 25.

“At the meeting, the board considered and ratified the decision of the agency’s Senior Staff Committee (SSC) which earlier sat on the disciplinary matters in accordance with the Public Service Rules and other extant laws and regulations,” Adekeye added.