The Police Service Commission (PSC) has sacked 10 senior police officers and demoted eight others over cases of misconduct.
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Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, said this in a statement on Monday. He said the decision was made at the eighth plenary meeting of the commission, which ended last Wednesday.
He said the dismissed officers are one Superintendent of Police (SP), five Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) and four Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP).
“A deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) were reduced in rank, a decision which also affected four Superintendents of Police (SP), one Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Police.
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“The Commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand for 16 Officers, reprimand for 13 and letters of warning to four others. Two Officers are to receive Letters of advice while eleven were exonerated.
“The Commission in Plenary looked into eighty three disciplinary cases which included eighteen appeals and petitions.
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“The Commission had also at the Plenary approved the promotions of 6,618 senior Police Officers including one AIG to DIG, four CPs to AIG and three DCPs to CPs,” the statement read.
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