The Police Service Commission (PSC) has ordered the dismissal of three senior police officers over misconduct and abuse of office.
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the commission’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani.
The commission also demoted nine other officers including a Commissioner of Police.
Additionally, the PSC also approved “severe reprimand” for 16 officers and “reprimand” for another 18.
According to Ani, the commission made these decisions during its 21st plenary meeting presided over by retired Justice Clara Bata-Ogunbiyi.
Ani, however, did not disclose the names of the dismissed or sanctioned officers.
“The Police Service Commission approved the dismissal of three senior police officers over cases of misconduct and abuse of office. Nine other officers were reduced in rank including a Commissioner of Police.
“The Commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand for 16 officers and reprimand for another 18. It directed that letters of warning should be given to two other officers,” he said.
Also, the PSC approved the compulsory retirement of an Assistant Commissioner of Police and directed a refund of all entitlements wrongly paid to him.
“It approved the posthumous promotion of late Inspector Ifeanyi Oroke to the next rank of ASP 11 for acts of gallantry and reinstated Inspector Augustina Oko, to take effect from the date she was dismissed.
“The commission had earlier approved the appeal for the adjustment of the date of promotion to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Woke Kingsley and reinstatement of CSP Anaele Samuel Onuoha in compliance with a court judgement,” the statement added.