Ten senior police officers from the rank of Superintendent of Police have been booted out of the Force while eight others were demoted.
The Police Service Commission (PSC) announced the dismissal of the officers and loss of ranks of others following their trial for various offences in the line of duty.
Although the PSC spokesman Ikechukwu Ani, did not disclose the identities of the affected officers it was learnt that a Superintendent of Police (SP), five Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) and four Assistant Superintendents of Police were affected.
Ani’s statement read;
“A deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) were reduced in rank, a decision which also affected four Superintendents of Police (SP), one Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Police.
“The commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand for 16 Officers, reprimand for 13 and letters of warning to four others. Two officers are to receive Letters of advice while eleven were exonerated.
“The commission, in plenary, looked into 83 disciplinary cases, which included 18 appeals and petitions.
“The commission had also at the Plenary approved the promotions of 6,618 senior police officers including one AIG to DIG, four CPs to AIG and three DCPs to CPs.”