PSC approves sack of nine senior police officers, demotion of six for misconduct

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The Police Service Commission has approved with immediate effect the dismissal of nine senior Police officers for gross misconduct.

The commission also approved the reduction in rank of another six officers for different cases of misconduct.

The PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said in a statement on Tuesday that the action was part of the outcome of the fifth plenary meeting of the Commission, held in Abuja on March 26 and 27, 2019.

“The Police Service Commission has approved the dismissal of nine senior police officers for gross misconduct. The dismissal takes immediate effect. The Commission also approved the reduction in rank of another six Officers for different cases of misconduct.

“The commission’s decisions were part of the outcome of its 5th Plenary Meeting which held in Abuja on 26th and 27th of March, 2019 and presided over by its Chairman, Musiliu Adeola Smith, retired inspector general of police.

“The commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand for 5 officers and reprimand for another five. One officer, CP. Austin Agbonlahor was however exonerated.

“Those dismissed were Abdul Ahmed, a superintendent of police who will also be prosecuted; another SP, Adamu Abare, had his promotion from SP to chief superintendent of police withdrawn before his dismissal,” aid the PSC.

“The Commission further requested the acting inspector general of police to furnish it with information on the punishment meted out to other officers mentioned in the Police Investigation Reports involving Abare with regard to irregularities in the conduct of the 2011 recruitment exercise.

“Others who were also dismissed include DSPs Osondu Christian, Samson Ahmidu and Pius Timiala who would be prosecuted.

The statement said their promotion from deputy superintendent to superintendent of police had been withdrawn.

Four assistant superintendents of police were also dismissed for various wrongdoings.

They are: Agatha Usman, Esther Yahaya, Idris Shehu and Usman Dass.

“Oluwatoyin Adesope and Mansir Bako had their ranks reduced from superintendent of police to deputy superintendent of police, while Gbenle Mathew, Tijani Saifullahi, Sadiq Idris and Alice Abbah were demoted from deputy superintendent of police to assistant superintendent of police,” said the PSC.

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