PSC dismisses 7 officers over ‘gross misconduct’

PSC dismisses 7 officers over ‘gross misconduct’
October 04
16:57 2022

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the dismissal of seven police officers over “gross misconduct”.

The decision was taken at the ongoing 15th plenary of the commission, which is expected to end on Thursday.

At the commission’s plenary, which was presided over by Clara Ogunbiyi, PSC acting chairman, 47 pending disciplinary matters (PDMs) were treated.

Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesperson, in a statement on Tuesday, said the dismissed officers include: a chief superintendent of police (CSP), a superintendent of police (SP), and five assistant superintendents of police (ASP).


“The commission reduced the ranks of one chief superintendent of police (CSP) to superintendent of police (SP), three superintendents of police (SP) to deputy superintendents of police (DSP), and two deputy superintendents of police (DSP) to assistant superintendents of police (ASP),” he added.

“The commission further reduced the ranks of four assistant superintendents of police to inspectors.

“Ten senior police officers, including an assistant commissioner, a chief superintendent, a superintendent and two deputy superintendents were given the punishment of severe reprimand.


“Five assistant superintendents were also awarded the punishment of severe reprimand.

“Thirteen officers received the punishment of reprimand; two are to receive letters of warning while four officers were exonerated.”

Speaking on the development, Ogunbiyi said henceforth, the commission will give needed attention to pending disciplinary matters.

She urged police officers to ensure they operate in line with established rules and regulations in conformity with global best practices.


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