No fewer than six police officers have been dismissed by the Police Service Commission (PSC) over various offences ranging from impersonation, forgery, negligence, insubordination and disobedience to lawful order.
The dismissals were approved after careful consideration of the decisions taken by the Commission on 55 disciplinary cases.
In the same vein, the Commission also rejected the recommendation for special promotion of one DSP and one Inspector and equally returned the recommendation for the appointment of a Deputy Commissioner of Police to Commissioner of Police on acting capacity for proper presentation.
Additionally, nine other senior police officers had their promotions withheld due to failure of the Police to provide convincing reasons for such promotions.
The Police Head of Information and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, who confirmed the developments in Abuja on Thursday, said, the Commission however, 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, he added.