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PSC fires three senior officers and demotes five

Jul 21, 2023 #News

Three senior police officers have been dismissed by the Police Service Commission over cases of “serious misconduct”.

The commission’s spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani who shared highlights of the commission’s 21st plenary which came to an end on Thursday, July 20, 2023, also revealed that the PSC also approved the demotion of five police officers. 14 officers received severe reprimands, six received reprimands, and seven received letters of warning.

Ani said; 

“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.

“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 the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police.

“The commission approved the promotion of 14,052 Inspectors of Police who attended the last Departmental Selection Board promotion interview to the next rank of Assistant Superintendents of Police (Unconfirmed).”

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