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Police Dismisses, Demotes Senior Ranking Officers

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At least 10 police officers have been dismissed by the Police Service Commission (PSC).

Another eight were demoted for over various cases of misconduct in the line of duty.

This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday, July 6, by the commission’s head, press and public relations, Ikechukwu Ani.

Ani explained that the commission took the decision at its eighth plenary meeting which spanned three weeks.

“The dismissed officers were 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,” the statement said.

Ani added that 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 11 others were exonerated. He explained further that the commission also looked into 83 disciplinary cases which included 18 appeals and petitions.

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