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Police Commission dismisses a CP, six other officers for misconduct, abuse of office

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the dismissal of seven police officers over misconduct and abuse of office.

The PSC spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, saying the decision was taken at the 21st plenary of the commission which was presided over by Clara Ogunbiyi on behalf of the PSC Chairman, Solomon Arase.

Besides the dismissal of the cops, nine other officers were reduced in rank, including a Commissioner of Police, Ani said.

“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.

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“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.”

During the meeting, the PSC also approved the compulsory retirement of an Assistant Commissioner and directed a refund of all entitlements wrongly paid to him.

It approved the posthumous promotion of late Ifeanyi Oroke, an Inspector to the next rank of ASP II for acts of gallantry and reinstated the one dismissed Augustina Oko, an Inspector to take effect from the date she was dismissed.

The commission is expected to reconvene on Tuesday, July 11 for its 21st plenary meeting.

(omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138

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