10 senior police officers dismissed from service

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10 senior officers of the Nigeria Police Force have been dismissed while eight others demoted for various cases of misconduct in the line of duty by the Police Service Commission (PSC)

According to a statement made available by the Head of Press and Public Relations of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, on Monday, the decision was taken at the 8th plenary meeting of the Commission, which spanned three weeks and ended on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020.

He said the commission also at the Plenary approved the promotions of 6,618 senior Police Officers including one AIG to DIG, four CPs to AIG and three DCPs to CPs.

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Ani, in the statement said a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) were reduced in rank, also four Superintendents of Police (SP), one Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Police were also affected.

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 eleven were exonerated.

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The Commission in Plenary looked into eighty three disciplinary cases which included eighteen appeals and petitions.

The dismissed officers were one Superintendent of Police (SP), five Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) and four Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP).

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