The Police Service Commission has dismissed ten senior police officers and reduced the rank of eight others over several cases of misconduct in line of duty.
The Commission made this decision at its 8th Plenary Meeting, which spanned three weeks and ended on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
The Head of Press and Public Relations of the service, Ikechukwu Ani, confirmed in a statement that the dismissed officers included one Superintendent of Police (SP), five Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP), and four Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP).
Also, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) were reduced in rank, alongside affected four Superintendents of Police (SP), one Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Police.
According to the statement, “PSC also approved the punishment of severe reprimand for sixteen Officers, reprimand for 13 and letters of warning to four others.
“Two Officers are also to receive letters of advice while eleven were exonerated,” the statement added.