The Police Service Commission has dismissed nine of its senior Police officers and demoted six others for gross misconduct.
The commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, on Tuesday, said the decision was part of the outcome of the 5th plenary meeting of the Commission which held in Abuja on March 26 and 27, 2019.
It stated that the Commission also approved severe reprimand for five officers and reprimand for another five, while exonerating one Austin Agbonlahor, a Commissioner of Police.
The statement read, “Those dismissed were Abdul Ahmed, a Superintendent of Police who will also be prosecuted; Another SP, Adamu Abare, had his promotion from SP to Chief Superintendent of Police withdrawn before his dismissal.”
Others who were also dismissed include, DSPs Osondu Christian, Samson Ahmidu and Pius Timiala who would be prosecuted. The statement said their promotion from Deputy Superintendent to SP had been withdrawn.
Four Assistant Superintendents of Police were also dismissed for various wrong doings. They are Agatha Usman, Esther Yahaya, Idris Shehu and Usman Dass.
“Oluwatoyin Adesope and Mansir Bako had their rank reduced from SP to DSP while Gbenle Mathew; Tijani Saifullahi; Sadiq Idris and Alice Abbah were demoted from DSP to ASP,” the service stated.
It added that the decisions had been conveyed to the IG for implementation in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Commission, Nnamdi Mbaeri.