The commission also imposed severe reprimands on 16 officers, reprimands on 18 others, and issued letters of warning to two officers.
By John Ambrose
The Police Service Commission has given its approval for the termination of employment of three senior Police officers due to misconduct and abuse of office. According to Ikechukwu Ani, the Head of Press and Public Relations, the commission made this decision during its 21st Plenary Meeting, which commenced on Thursday at its Corporate Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja, and continued until Sunday. The meeting, chaired by Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and Commissioner representing the Judiciary in the Commission, was held on behalf of the Commission’s Chairman, Dr. Solomon Arase, a retired Inspector General of Police.
In addition to the dismissals, the commission also decided to demote nine other officers, including a Commissioner of Police, and expressed appreciation to its members for taking these disciplinary actions. Dr. Arase emphasized that the decisions were made in accordance with his commitment to not hinder the career advancement of any officer. Furthermore, the meeting mandated the retirement of an Assistant Commissioner and instructed the refund of any wrongly disbursed entitlements. It posthumously promoted the late Inspector Ifeanyi Oroke to the rank of ASP 11 as recognition of his acts of bravery. Additionally, the meeting reinstated Inspector Augustina Oko, who had been previously dismissed, with retrospective effect. The commission also imposed severe reprimands on 16 officers, reprimands on 18 others, and issued letters of warning to two officers.
“The Commission had earlier approved the appeal for adjustment of 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 ourt judgment.” The statement said