PSC approves dismissal of 3 senior police officers over misconduct, reduction in ranks of 9 others

Sun, Jul 9, 2023
By editor


THE Police Service Commission, PSC, has 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 statement by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the PSC, on Sunday said that the Commission took these decisions at the continuation of its 21st Plenary Meeting, which began at its Corporate Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja on Thursday, July 6, 2023 and presided over by Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, retired Justice of the Supreme Court and the Commissioner representing the Judiciary in the Commission, who stood in for Commission’s Chairman, Solomon Arase, retired Inspector General of Police.

It added that Arase had welcomed the members during the plenary via zoom and commended them for fastidiously attending to disciplinary matters.

He stated that the exercise was in line with his promise not to do anything that would impede the career progression of any officer.

The Commission, according to the statement, also approved the compulsory retirement of an Assistant Commissioner during the meeting and directed a refund of all entitlements wrongly paid to him.

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.

It recalled that the Commission had earlier approved the appeal for adjustment on the date of promotion to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police of ACP Woke Iheanyi Kingsley and reinstatement of CSP Anaele Samuel Onuoha in compliance with a Court judgment.

“The 21st Plenary Meeting of the Commission reconvenes on Tuesday, July 11th 2023,” the statement added.


July 9, 2023 @ 23:14 GMT|