Police Service Commission sacks nine senior police officers over misconduct


The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed nine senior police officers and demoted six others for different cases of misconduct.

It also approved the severe punishment for five officers and serious reprimand for another five.

According to the commission, the decision was reached following the outcome of its fifth plenary meeting.

The meeting held in Abuja was presided over by the PSC Chairman and retired Inspector General of Police, Musiliu Smith.

The nine officers dismissed include Abdul Ahmed, a Superintendent of Police (SP) who would also be prosecuted, as well as Adamu Abare, another SP who also had his promotion from SP to CSP withdrawn before his dismissal.

Others are DSP Osondu Christian, DSP Samson Ahmidu, and DSP Pius Timiala, who would be prosecuted and whose promotion from DSP to SP was withdrawn.

Four ASPs – Agatha Usman, Esther Yahaya, Idris Shehu, and Usman Dass, were also dismissed for various wrongdoings.

On the other hand, Oluwatoyin Adesope and Mansir Bako were demoted from SP to DSP, while Gbenle Mathew, Tijani Saifullahi, Sadiq Idris and Alice Abbah were reduced from the rank of DSP to ASP.