The Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced the dismissal of seven senior Police officers over alleged gross misconduct, as well as the demotion of 10 others.
The decisions were taken at the ongoing 15th Plenary Meeting of the Commission, which is expected to end on Thursday.
Addressing journalists after the meeting in Abuja, the spokesman of the Commission, Ikechukwu Ani, said the dismissed officers include a CSP, one SP and five ASPs, adding that one SP was also retired in public interest.
Ani said, “The commission also reduced the ranks of a CSP to SP, three SPs to DSP, and two DSPs to ASPs, and reduced the ranks of four ASPs to Inspectors.
“10 senior police officers, including an ACP, a CSP, an SP, two DSPs, and five ASPs, were given the punishment of severe reprimand.”
It was also reported that of the 13 police officers that received the punishment of reprimand, two were to receive letters of warning, while four were exonerated.
The meeting which was presided over by the Acting Chairman of the PSC, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, considered all the pending disciplinary matters before the Commission, totalling 47 and also treated some appeals from dismissed police officers.
Justice Ogunbiyi called on police officers to ensure they operate within established rules and avoid taking laws into their hands.