The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed some of its senior serving officers for committing some grievous crimes.
Six senior police officers have been dismissed by the Police Service Commission for impersonation, forgery, insubordination, negligence and disobedience to lawful order.
According to The Punch, those dismissed are in the ranks of Superintendents of Police, Assistant Superintendents and a Chief Superintendent of Police.
The commission at its plenary meeting on Thursday in Abuja, also rejected the recommendation of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for special promotion of 12 officers.
These were part of the decisions taken by the PSC on 55 disciplinary cases brought before it, a statement on Thursday in Abuja by the Head, Press and Public Relations, PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, stated.
It explained that the commission rejected the recommendation for special promotion of one Deputy Superintendent of Police and one Inspector and also returned the recommendation for the appointment of a Deputy Commissioner of Police on an acting capacity for proper presentation.
“It also withheld the special promotion of nine other senior police officers for failure of the police to provide convincing reasons for such promotions,” the statement added.
The PSC however promoted 135 officers, including four Deputy Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Commissioners.
The new CPs are, Posi Ajunwa, Akinsanmi Ayo, Kenneth Ebrimson and Akpoebi Egbuson.
The commission also elevated 17 Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners and 78 CSPs to Assistant Commissioners of Police.
The two-day meeting, presided over by the Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Mike Okiro, a retired Inspector-General of Police, also endorsed the promotions of one SP to CSP; 12 DSPs to SPs and one ASP to DSP.
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