The Police Service Commission, PSC, at the end of its 4th plenary meeting held on Wednesday has awarded various disciplinary measures to 31 erring Senior Police Officers whose conducts were unexpected of officers of the Law.
In a release signed by the Commissionâ€™s Spokesperson, Mr. Ferdinand Ekpe, three officers, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Saâ€™adu Akanbi and two Assistant Superintendents of Police, Ignatius Atta and James Sanio, were dismissed. In addition to dismissal, DSP Saâ€™adu Akanbi and ASP James Sanio are to be prosecuted in court for acts unexpected of Law officers. Also, an ASP was compulsorily retired for unbecoming conduct.
The statement also read that four officers, including a Chief Superintendent of Police, Bethram C. Onuoha were reduced in rank. The Chief Superintendent who has been reduced to a Superintendent of Police is to forfeit seven monthsâ€™ salary too.
Furthermore, 12 officers were severely reprimanded for offences against discipline. Among the 12 is a Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Rufai. The Commission also reprimanded seven officers and awarded two letters of advice to two officers. The Commission also treated six promotion appeals from officers.
The Chairman of the Commission, Sir Mike Okiro noted that the Commission under his watch would continue to promote deserving officers and would be unrelenting in punishing those who behave in manners not expected of Law Officers. He underlined that the Commission would continue to uplift Nigeria Police force personnel. He called on all the men/women of the force to redouble their efforts towards the maintenance of law and order in a manner that depicts a democratic nation of the 21st Century.