Police dismiss ASP, send another on compulsory retirement

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The Police Service Commission has dismissed an Assistant Superintendent of Police, for “serious misconduct.”

The commission also approved the compulsory retirement of another ASP, while it vacated the pending disciplinary matter against DCP Godwin Nwobodo and promoted him to the rank of Commissioner of Police with effect from January 30, 2013.

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A statement on Friday by the PSC spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, said Nwobodo was at the time the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, Osun State.

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It added that these were part of the decisions of the commission at its 26th plenary meeting held in Abuja and presided over by its chairman, Dr. Mike Okiro.

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It stated that the decisions on disciplinary matters, appeals and petitions had been conveyed to the Inspector-General of Police for implementation in a letter signed by Mr. Musa Istifanus, Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the commission.

The commission also vacated the dismissal of five officers and reinstated them into the service. It also reinstated and promoted to the next rank, one DSP, and two ASPs, following their discharge and acquittal by the court.

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Other decisions taken by the commission included the reduction in rank of two DSPs and one ASP, severe reprimand for one SP, one DSP and two ASPs, while two CSPs and three SPs were also reprimanded.

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“The commission exonerated one ACP and approved a letter of advice for another ACP,” the statement said.

:VANGUARD

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