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Police Dismiss Nine Senior Officers, Demote Six




The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) on Tuesday dismissed nine (9) senior officers and demoted six (6) for misconduct and unprofessional attitudes.

In a statement by the spokesperson of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Ikechukwu Ani, the dismissal was part of the outcome of the fifth plenary meeting of the commission, which held in Abuja on March 26 and 27, 2019, presided over by its Chairman, IGP Musiliu Smith (Rtd).

Ani stated that the Commission also approved ‘severe reprimand’ for five officers and ‘reprimand’ for another five.

One officer, Austin Agbonlahor, a Commissioner of Police was, however, exonerated.

However, those dismissed includes, “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who will also be prosecuted; another SP, Adamu Abare, had his promotion from SP to Chief Superintendent of Police withdrawn before his dismissal. DSPs Osondu Christian, Samson Ahmidu and Pius Timiala who would be prosecuted. Agatha Usman, Esther Yahaya, Idris Shehu and Usman Dass.

“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.

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