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Police dismiss senior officers over misconduct

The Police Service Commission has approved with immediate effect the dismissal of nine senior police officers for gross misconduct.

The commission also approved the reduction in rank of another six officers for different cases of misconduct.

The Police Service Commission spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said in a statement that this was part of the outcome of the fifth plenary meeting of the commission, which held in Abuja, presided over by its chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector-General of Police.

It stated that the commission also approved ‘severe reprimand’ for five officers and ‘reprimand’ for another five.

The commission further requested the Acting IG to furnish it with information on the punishment meted out to other officers mentioned in the police investigation reports involving abare with regard to irregularities in the conduct of the 2011 recruitment exercises.

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