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PSC Dismisses Three Top Police Officers, Demotes CP, Eight Others



July 09, (THEWILL) – The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the dismissal of three senior Police officers over cases of misconduct and abuse of office.

The Commission, in a statement issued on Sunday, by its Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, approved the demotion of a Commissioner of Police and eight other senior officers.

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


Ani said the decisions were part of resolutions reached at the continuation of its 21st Plenary Meeting, which began at its Corporate Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja, on Thursday, and presided over by Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, retired Justice of the Supreme Court and Honourable Commissioner representing the Judiciary in the Commission, who stood in for the Commission’s Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase, retired Inspector General of Police.

The statement reads in part: “Dr. Arase welcomed members during the Plenary via Zoom and commended them for fastidiously attending to disciplinary matters.

“He opined that this is in line with his promise not to do anything that will impede the career progression of any Officer.

“It approved the posthumous promotion of late Inspector Ifeanyi Oroke to the next rank of ASP 11 for acts of gallantry and reinstated one dismissed Inspector Augustina Oko to take effect from the date she was dismissed.

“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.”

The 21st Plenary Meeting of the Commission, Ani said, reconvenes on Tuesday.

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