The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed ten senior police officers and reduced the rank of eight others over various cases of misconduct in the line of duty.
The Head of Press and Public Relations of PSC, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, disclosed this via the commission's Twitter handle on Monday.
AllNews reports that the Commission took the decision at its 8th Plenary Meeting which spanned three weeks and ended on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020.
The dismissed Officers were one Superintendent of Police (SP), five Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) and four Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP).
Those demoted were a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), four Superintendents of Police (SP), one Deputy Superintendent of Police and an Assistant Superintendent of Police.
The commission also approved giving of severe reprimand for 16 officers and reprimand for 13 officers as well as issuing of letters of warning to four others.
“Two officers are to receive letters of advice while 11 others were exonerated.
“The commission in plenary looked into 83 disciplinary cases which included eighteen appeals and petitions,” he said.