No fewer than 10 senior police officers have been dismissed from the Nigeria Police, while eight others were demoted in rank by the Police Service Commission, PSC, for various cases of unprofessional conducts in the line of duty.
Those dismissed from service include one Superintendent of Police, SP, five Deputy Superintendents of Police, DSP and four Assistant Superintendents of Police, ASP.
While those demoted include a Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, four SP, one Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Police.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Commission and signed by its Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr Ikechukwu Ani.
The decision was taken at its 8th Plenary Meeting which spanned three weeks.
The Commission also approved the punishment of 16 other officers and reprimand for 13 and letters of warning to four others. Two Officers are to receive letters of advice while eleven were exonerated.
“The Commission in Plenary looked into eighty- three disciplinary cases which included eighteen appeals and petitions.
“The Commission also at the Plenary approved the promotions of 6,618 senior Police Officers including one AIG to DIG, four CPs to AIG and three DCPs to CPs,” the statement added.