The Police Service Commission (PSC), has laid off seven senior police officers over awful misconduct.
The dismissal of the officers was announced during the continuation of the 15th plenary meeting of the Commission. The meeting, presided over by its acting chairman, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, also approved the reduction in rank of ten other officers.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the meeting in Abuja, the spokesman of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani said, the dismissed officers include: 1 CSP, 1 SP and 5 ASPs. He added that one SP was also retired in public interest. The Commission reduced the ranks of 1 CSP to SP, 3 SPs to DSP, and 2 DSPs to ASPs.
The Commission further reduced the ranks of 4 ASPs to Inspectors.
Ani said 10 senior Police Officers, including an ACP, a CSP, a SP and 2 DSPs were given the punishment of Severe reprimand. Five ASPs were also awarded the punishment of severe reprimand. He mentioned that 13 Officers received the punishment of reprimand; 2 are to receive letters of warning while 4 officers were exonerated.
Ani quoted Justice Ogunbiyi as saying the Commission would henceforth give the desired attention to Pending Disciplinary Matters so that those found guilty are punished immediately while those found not guilty are cleared to continue with their career progression.