PSC approves dismissal of 3 police officers, reduces ranks of 5 others

The dismissed police officers were two Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) and one Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

The Police Service Commission has approved the dismissal of three senior Police Officers over cases of serious misconduct.

The Commission also approved the reduction in ranks of five others found wanting in the conduct of their official duties.

The Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani confirmed this in a press statement on Friday.

He said the decisions were some of the highlights of the Commission’s 21st Plenary Meeting which came to an end on Thursday, July 20th 2023 at the Commission’s Corporate Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja and chaired by its Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase.

“The dismissed Police Officers were two Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) and one Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

“One Chief Superintendent of Police, (CSP) one Superintendent (SP), one Deputy Superintendent (DSP) and two Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) were reduced in ranks for misconduct.

“Fourteen Officers got the punishment of severe reprimand, six, reprimand and seven others, letters of warning.” Mr. Ani said.

Meanwhile, 6 dismissed officers who got favourable court judgements or a review of their cases were reinstated by the Police Service Commission.

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Commission Chairman said the Commission will continue to hold Police Officers accountable for their conducts/misconduct and will ensure that pending disciplinary matters will receive the Commission’s urgent attention at all times so that Officers are not unduly stagnated.


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