.Three senior police officers have been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force.
The Police Service Commission approved their dismissal over “serious misconduct” cases.
The commission also approved the demotion of five others found wanting in their official duties.
This was disclosed in a statement by the commission spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, on Friday, July 21.
He said the decisions were some of the highlights of the commission’s 21st plenary, which ended on Thursday, July 20, 2023.
“The dismissed police officers were two Deputy Superintendents of Police and one Assistant Superintendent of Police.
“One Chief Superintendent of Police, one Superintendent, one Deputy Superintendent, and two Assistant Superintendents of Police were reduced in rank for misconduct.”
He also said 14 were severely punished, six were punished, and seven were issued warning letters.
“Fourteen Officers received severe reprimands, six received reprimands, and seven received letters of warning. The commission also reinstated six dismissed Officers who got favourable court judgements or reviews of their cases.
“The commission had earlier on Wednesday, July 18 approved the appointment of two Deputy Inspectors General of Police, Mathew Akinyosola who retired on July 1 this year, and Slyverster Abiodun Alabi whose tenure started on the same July 1, 2023, and now represents the South West in the Police Management Team.
The commission also approved the promotion of the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Oladunmoye Adejobi, to Assistant Commissioner of Police.