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PSC demotes commissioner of police over ‘abuse of office’

PSC demotes commissioner of police over ‘abuse of office’
July 09
13:51 2023

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has demoted a commissioner of police over alleged abuse of office.

The identity of the affected commissioner was not divulged.

The PSC also approved the dismissal of three officers and the demotion of nine others.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesperson, said the three individuals dismissed were “senior officers”.

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The PSC said the dismissal was over “cases of misconduct and abuse of office”.

Ani said the decisions were taken during the 21st plenary meeting of the commission presided over by Solomon Arase, PSC chairman.

“The commission during the meeting also approved the compulsory retirement of an assistant commissioner and directed a refund of all entitlements wrongly paid to him,” the statement reads.

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“It approved posthumous promotion of late Inspector Ifeanyi Oroke to the next rank of ASP 11 for acts of gallantry and reinstated one dismissed Inspector Augustina Oko to take effect from the date she was dismissed.

“The commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand on 16 officers and reprimand for another 18. It directed that letters of warning should be given to two other officers.”

The commission also approved the appeal for adjustment on the date of promotion of Woke Iheanyi Kingsley to the rank of assistant commissioner of police (ACP) and reinstatement of Anaele Samuel Onuoha in compliance with a court judgment.

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