For the offense of misconduct, the appointment of nine senior police officers has been terminated by the Police Service Commission. He also approved the reduction in rank of six officers for misconduct.
Spokesman for the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, said in a statement on Tuesday that the decisions were taken during the fifth meeting of the body in Abuja from March 26 to 27. According to him, the chairman of the commission and ex-Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, presided over the meeting. He said the commission also approved severe correction for 10 officers.
However, he said a Commissioner of Police, Austin Agbonlahor, was exonerated.
The statement read, “Those dismissed are Abdul Ahmed, a Superintendent of Police, who will also be prosecuted. Adamu Abare had his promotion from SP to Chief Superintendent of Police withdrawn before his dismissal.” Deputy Superintendents of Police Osondu Christian, Samson Ahmidu and Pius Timiala, who were sent packing, will also be prosecuted.
The statement made it clear that their promotion to SP had been withdrawn.
Some Assistant Superintendents of Police namely, Agatha Usman, Esther Yahaya, Idris Shehu and Usman Dass were also dismissed for various offences.
The statement said, “Oluwatoyin Adesope and Mansir Bako were demoted from SP to DSP while Gbenle Mathew, Tijani Saifullahi, Sadiq Idris and Alice Abbah were demoted from DSP to ASP.”
The commission requested the acting IG Muhammed Adamu to furnish them with information on the punishment meted out to other officers mentioned in the Police Investigation Reports involving Abare relating to the alleged irregularities in the conduct of the 2011 recruitment exercise.
The statement said the commission had directed the IG to implement the decisions in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Commission, Nnamdi Mbaeri.