Nigeria Police Fires 1 Asp, Demotes 2 Others


BEVERLY HILLS, March 25, (THEWILL) – The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the dismissal of one Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and the demotion of two other officers for various established cases of misconduct.

NAN reports that the officers who had their ranks reduced were a Superintendent of Police (SP) and an Assistant Superintendent (ASP).

This was revealed in a statement signed by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, and issued to journalists on Friday in Abuja.

Ani added that the commission rejected 23 appeals from some dismissed policemen for reinstatement and restoration of ranks.

He also disclosed that the decisions were taken at the 15th Plenary Meeting of the commission presided by its Chairman, Mike Okiro.

However, the commission approved the reinstatement of 10 other police officers, exonerated three and commuted the dismissal of three others to retirement.

“One serving DSP and ASP received the punishments of severe reprimand, while an Assistant Commissioner, two DSPs and an ASP are to be issued letters of reprimand,” the statement read.

“An SP will receive letter of warning while an ASP was exonerated.”

Based on Court judgements, the statement disclosed that appeals from ex-police officers for reinstatement was approved by the commission which also endorsed the retirement of eight and rejected the appeals of 15 others.

He said the commission's decisions have since been communicated to the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, for implementation.

Story by David Oputah