Three senior police officers have been fired due to misbehavior and misuse of power, according to the Police Service Commission.
In a statement released on Sunday, Ikechukwu Ani, Head of Press and Public Relations, stated that nine other officers, including a Commissioner of Police, had their ranks reduced. He also stated that the commission made these decisions at the continuation of its 21st Plenary Meeting, which had started at its Corporate Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja, on Thursday.
According to the announcement, the meeting was presided over by Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, a retired Supreme Court justice who serves as the Commission’s Judiciary Commissioner and fills in for Dr. Solomon Arase CFR, the commission’s chairman and a former Inspector General of Police.
The decision, according to Dr. Arase, was in keeping with his pledge not to take any action that will obstruct any officer’s career advancement, he added while praising the members for the disciplinary action.
The meeting also authorized an Assistant Commissioner’s forced retirement and ordered a repayment of any benefits that had been improperly given to him. Additionally, it approved Inspector Ifeanyi Oroke’s posthumous promotion to ASP 11 in recognition of valorous actions.
The meeting accepted the punishment of severe reprimand on 16 officers and rebuke for another 18 and reinstated one fired Inspector Augustina Oko, effective from the date of her dismissal.
It stipulated that two additional policemen should get letters of caution.
“The Commission had earlier approved the appeal for adjustment of 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 an ourt judgment.” The assertion reads