The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the dismissal of six Police officers for various offences ranging from impersonation, forgery, negligence, insubordination and disobedience to lawful order.
The dismissals which were part of the decisions taken by the Commission on 55 disciplinary cases, came just as the Commission also rejected the recommendation for special promotion of one DSP and one Inspector and returned the recommendation for the appointment of a Deputy Commissioner of Police to Commissioner of Police on acting capacity for proper presentation.
The PSC also withheld the special promotion of nine other senior Police Officers for failure of the Police to provide convincing reasons for such promotions. Confirming the dismissals and promotions Thursday in Abuja, Ikechukwu Ani, head of information and Public Relations, said, the Commission approved promotion of four Deputy Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Commissioners.
The new Commissioners of Police are; CP Posi E Ajunwa; CP Akinsanmi Francis Ayo; CP Kenneth Ebrimson and CP Akpoebi Agberebi Egbuson, one time Force Public Relations Officer.
“The Commission also approved the promotion of 17 Assistant Commissioners of Police to Deputy Commissioners and 78 Chief Superintendents of Police to Assistant Commissioners of Police” he said. “The Commission also endorsed the promotions of one Superintendent of Police to Chief Superintendent of Police; 12 Deputy Superintendents of Police to Superintendent of Police and one Assistant Superintendent of Police to Deputy Superintendent of Police.
“Two Chief Superintendents of Police were appointed Assistant Commissioners of Police on Acting capacity, two Superintendents of Police to Acting Chief Superintendents of Police, two Deputy Superintendents of Police to Acting Superintendent of Police, six Assistant Superintendents of Police to Acting Deputy Superintendents of Police and twelve Inspectors to acting Assistant Superintendents of Police.
The spokesman further disclosed that the promoted Commissioners of Police earlier on Thursday appeared before the Commission in Plenary where they were subjected to questions on the ‘change agenda’ of the Nigeria Police Force.