In response to cases of misconduct and abuse of office, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has granted approval for the dismissal of seven police officers.
This decision was announced by PSC spokesperson Ikechukwu Ani in a statement issued on Sunday. Ani mentioned that the decision was made during the 21st plenary session of the commission, which was chaired by Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, acting on behalf of PSC Chairman Solomon Arase.
Additionally, Ani stated that nine other officers, including a Commissioner of Police, had their ranks reduced as a result of the disciplinary actions taken by the commission.
“The Police Service Commission has approved the dismissal of three senior Police officers over cases of misconduct and abuse of office. Nine other officers were reduced in rank including a Commissioner of Police,” the statement read.
“The Commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand on 16 officers and reprimand for another 18. It directed that letters of warning should be given to two other Officers.
“The Commission had earlier approved the appeal for adjustment on the date of promotion to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police of ACP Woke Iheanyi Kingsley and reinstatement of CSP Anaele Samuel Onuoha in compliance with a court judgment.”