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Police dismiss 9 Senior Police Officers, demote 6 others over misconduct

The Acting Inspector General of Police, M.A. Adamu

 The Police
Service Commission (PSC) said it had approved the dismissal of nine senior
police officers over cases of gross misconduct.

The affected
officers, according to a statement by the commission, are SP Abdul Ahmed, who
will also be prosecuted; SP Adamu Abare, whose promotion from SP to CSP was
withdrawn before dismissal and DSP Osondu Christian.
Others are DSP
Samson Ahmidu, DSP Pius Timiala, who would be prosecuted and whose promotion
from DSP to SP has been withdrawn, ASP Agatha Usman, Esther Yahaya, Idris Shehu
and Usman Dass.
The statement on
Tuesday in Abuja, by the commission’s Spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said that the
commission also approved the reduction in rank of six other officers for
different cases of misconduct.

 Ani said that
Oluwatoyin Adesope and Mansir Bako were dropped from Superintendent of Police
(SP) to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), while Gbenle Mathew, Tijani
Saifullahi, Sadiq Idris and Alice Abbah were reduced from the rank of DSP to

He said that the decision on all the officers was
made at a two-day meeting of the commission in Abuja.
He added that the PSC also approved “severe
reprimand’’ for five officers and “reprimand’’ for another five, but exonerated
Mr Austin Agbonlahor, a Commissioner of Police.
Ani stated that the commission had requested the
Inspector-General of Police (IG) to provide it with information on the
punishment meted out to other officers mentioned in the Police Investigation
Reports involving Adamu Abare.
Abare was involved in irregularities in the conduct
of the 2011 police recruitment.
Ani said that the commission’s decisions had been
conveyed to the I-G for implementation. (NAN)

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