The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed four senior police officers due to misconduct and gross unlawful acts.
PSC Head, Press and Public Relations – Ikechukwu Ani, had released a statement in Lagos on Sunday explaining that the PSC took the decisions at the 10th Plenary Meeting presided by its chairperson, Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police on Friday.
“A Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) was dismissed for discreditable conduct, dishonesty and acts unbecoming of a public officer.
“A Superintendent of Police (SP) was also dismissed for conspiring with four others to vandalise a transformer and stealing. The commission has also directed that the officer should be prosecuted.
“The two other dismissed officers included a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP )and an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP),” he stated.
He added that the DSP led a team to intercept about 300,000 live cartridges; carried by three Mercedes Benz trucks and suspected to have been smuggled through the Benin Republic border.
“The team was said to have impounded the trucks at base for three days but made no entries nor a situation report on the arrest.
“The DSP rather raised a fake letter purportedly to escort the vehicles and suspects to Federal SARS Lagos with the dubious intention of ensuring their unlawful release.
“Luck, however, ran out of the team when it was intercepted at a military checkpoint where soldiers on duty insisted on verifying the contents of the trucks. The DSP and his team were said to have abandoned the trucks and fled,” he explained.
The Press Boss also stated that the ASP was dismissed for action prejudicial to the security of the state; sabotage; dishonesty and acts unbecoming of a public officer.
The dismissal also led to the promotion of four Assistant Inspectors General of Police to the substantive rank of Deputy Inspectors General of Police.
The decision to promote this officers was also taken during the Plenary Meeting held on Friday.