The Police Service Commission has dismissed nine senior police officers and approved the reduction in rank of another six officers for different cases of misconducts.
The police spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement today, said the actions were part of the upshot of the fifth plenary meeting of the Commission, held in Abuja last month.
The statement said the meeting presided over by its Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector-General of Police approved severe reprimand’ for five officers and ‘reprimand’ for another five.
It reads, “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who will also be prosecuted; another SP, Adamu Abare, had his promotion from SP to Chief Superintendent of Police withdrawn before his dismissal.”
“Four Assistant Superintendents of Police were also dismissed for various wrongdoings. They are Agatha Usman, Esther Yahaya, Idris Shehu and Usman Dass.”
”Others who were also dismissed include DSPs Osondu Christian, Samson Ahmidu and Pius Timiala who would be prosecuted.”
“Oluwatoyin Adesope and Mansir Bako had their ranks reduced from SP to DSP, while Gbenle Mathew, Tijani Saifullahi, Sadiq Idris and Alice Abbah were demoted from DSP to ASP,” the Service stated.
A Commissioner of Police, Austin Agbonlahor, was, however, pardoned.
The Commission further requested the acting IG furnishes 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 exercise, Punch reports.
The statement however disclosed that decisions had been conveyed to the IG for implementation in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Commission, Nnamdi Mbaeri.