The dismissal of nine police personnel has been approved by Inspector-General (IG) Alkali Usman over their roles in the botched strike by rank and file of the institution.
Those affected are two inspectors, five sergeants and two constables.
They are: AP/No. 245800 – Inspector Nanoll Lamak; AP/NP 287568 – Inspector Amos Nagurah; F/No. 271367 – Sergeant Onoja Onuche; F/No. 442680 – Sergeant Franklin Agughalau; and F/No. 495378 – Sergeant Emmanuel Isah. Others are F/No. 508168 – Sergeant Adesina Ismail; F/No. 508282 – Sergeant Osoteku Ademola; F/No. 525839 – Police Constable Ehighamhen Favour Ebele and F/No. 528222 and Police Constable Ubong Inem.
The dismissal of the personnel as stated in the signal signed by the Commissioner of Police, Provost, Force Headquarters Abuja, followed the conclusion of their orderly room trial for Offences of Confidence to wit Planning, Organising, Coordinating Industrial Strike within the ranks of the Nigeria Police Force.
The Commissioners of Police in commands and formations have been ordered to warn the affected personnel accordingly, dekit and eject them from official accommodation and facilities where applicable.
The planned strike by police personnel forced the IG to visit police formations across the country about two weeks ago.
The dismissed personnel, according to investigations were identified and arrested following tracking of their calls and phone conversations.
When contacted for reaction, the Acting Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, did not pick his calls. He also did not respond to text messages.