According to the Police Service Commission, three high-ranking police officers have been terminated for misconduct and abuse of office.
In a statement released on Sunday, Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, said that nine other officers, including a Commissioner of Police, had their ranks reduced. The commission had made the decisions at the continuation of its 21st Plenary Meeting, which had begun on Thursday at its Corporate Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.
Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, a retired Supreme Court Justice and a Commissioner representing the Judiciary in the Commission, presided over the meeting in the absence of the Commission’s Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase CFR, a retired Inspector General of Police, according to the statement.
Dr. Arase praised the members for their disciplinary action and stated it was consistent with his pledge to not do anything to hinder the professional advancement of any officer.
The meeting also approved the forced retirement of an Assistant Commissioner and ordered the return of his benefits, which had been paid in error. It also gave the late Inspector Ifeanyi Oroke’s request for a posthumous promotion to the rank of ASP 11 for valorous service its final approval.
In addition to approving the reinstatement of one terminated Inspector, Augustina Oko, the meeting also approved the sentence of severe reprimand for 16 officers and rebuke for another 18 officers.
Two other cops were also ordered to receive warning letters.
In accordance with an ourt judgment, “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.” According to the report,