PSC dismisses 3 senior police officers, demotes commissioner, 8 others

 Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the dismissal of three senior police officers over cases of abuse of office. 

 Head of Press and Public Relations of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani disclosed  this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

He said the commission also approved demotion of nine other officers, including a Commissioner of Police.

Ani said that the commission took the decisions during its 21st Plenary Meeting, presided over by Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, the Commissioner representing the Judiciary in the commission.

 Ogunbiyi represented the Chairman, Dr Solomon Arase, who later joined the meeting via zoom.

The PSC spokesman said the commission also approved the compulsory retirement of an Assistant Commissioner of Police  and  directed a refund of all entitlements wrongly paid to him.

He added that the commission approved posthumous promotion of late Insp. Ifeanyi Oroke to the next rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police 2 for acts of gallantry.

Ani said the commission also reinstated a  dismissed officer , one Insp.  Augustina Oko, with effect from the date she was dismissed.

“The  commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand for 16 officers, reprimand for 18 others and directed that letters of warning be given to two other officers.

“The commission had earlier approved the appeal for adjustment on the date of promotion of Woke Kingsley to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police and reinstatement of  Anaele Onuoha, a Chief Superintendent of Police, in compliance with a court judgement”, he said.

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