About 10 senior police officers have been dismissed and 9 others demoted.
The Police Service Commission, PSC, approved their dismissal and reduction in rank over various alleged misconduct
The punishment of severe reprimand for eight officers and letter of warning for three other officers were also approved by the commission.
Among the dismissed are Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), two Superintendents of Police (SP), three Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) one of which is a retired officer, and four Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP).
Six of the officers to wit, one ACP, one SP, two DSPs and two ASPs are to be prosecuted.
This was contained in a statement by PSC Head, Press and Public Relations Mr IKechukwu Ani.
”The Commission took the decisions at its 9th Plenary Meeting which held in Abuja on Monday, 28th and Tuesday 29th September 2020 and presided over by its Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police,” the statement added.
The names of the dismissed officers were given as ACP, Magaji Ado Doko; SPs, Ogedengbe Abraham; SP, Mallam Gajere Taluwai.
Others are three DSPs: Okunkonin Daniel, Abisoro Obo Irene and Theresa Nuhu who is already retired.
The ASPs were Sanusi Rasaki, Uwadala Ehis Oba, Ferdinand Idoko and Igolor Godsent Ogheneruona.
Sent on compulsorily retirement is SP Talba Mohammed, while the rank of Muhammad Sani Muhammad was reduced from CSP to SP.
SP John Oluwarotimi was reduced to the rank of DSP while DSPs Mustapha Ibrahim Abubakar, Godwin Agbo and Hassan Hamidu were further reduced to ASP.
ASP Edeke Michael, Iyanda Olufemi, Asabe Luka and Anode Christopher were also reduced to the rank of Inspector.
The statement added that “The Police Service Commission will continue to ensure that Police Officers are held accountable for their actions and inactions and that disciplinary cases are treated with the required diligence and urgency so that those found culpable are punished accordingly while others who are exonerated are allowed to move on with their career progression.