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PSC Approves Dismisal Of 3 Senior Officers, Reduces Ranks Of 4 Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Service Commission has approved the dismissal of three senior Police Officers over cases of serious misconducts.

Similarly, it approved  the reduction in ranks of five others found wanting in the conduct of their  official duties.

Spokesman of the Commission Ikechukwu Ani, who disclosed this in a statement made available to Newsmen Friday, said “the decisions were some of the highlights of the Commission’s 21st Plenary Meeting which came to an end on Thursday, July 20th 2023 at the the Corporate Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja and chaired by Commission Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase, retired Inspector General of Police.

“The dismissed Police Officers  were two Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) and one Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).

One Chief Superintendent of Police, (CSP) one Superintendent (SP), one Deputy Superintendent (DSP) and two Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) were reduced in ranks for misconduct.

According to him, “fourteen Officers got the punishment of severe reprimand, six, reprimand and seven others, letters of warning.

“The Commission also reinstated six dismissed Officers who got favourable court judgements or a review of their cases.

He added that “the Comission had earlier on Wednesday, July 18th approved the appointment of two Deputy Inspectors General of Police, Mathew Akinyosola who retired on July 1 this year and Slyverster Abiodun  Alabi whose tenure started on the same July 1 2023 and now representing the South West in the Police Management Team.

“The Commission  had also approved  the promotion of the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP  Olumuyiwa Oladunmoye Adejobi to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police.

Ani said “the Commission approved the promotion of 14,052 Inspectors of Police who attended the last Departmental Selection Board promotion interview to the next rank of Assistant Superintendents of Police (Unconfirmed).

“Some of the new ASP 1, are Fransica Njoku, Ebonyi State Command, Benjamin Justina, Rivers State Command, Nnamdi Nwoba, Abia State Command, Joseph  Arinze, Zonal CID, Zone 9 Headquarters Umuahia, Mohammed Lawal  and Adamu Hassan.

“ASP Edo Stephen Ameh of FCT Command and ASP Abubakar  Musa also of FCT Command were two of the 9,016 unconfirmed ASPs that were confirmed by the Plenary.

“Commission Chairman said the Commission will continue to hold Police Officers accountable for their conducts/misconduct  and will ensure that pending disciplinary matters will receive the Commission’s urgent attention at all times so that Officers are not unduly stagnated.

“He pledged to continue to give inspiring leadership that will attract commensurate commitment and dedication to duty by the Officers.

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