Transparency and Integrity

12/20/2020

4 Senior Police Officers Dismissed For Misconduct, Failure To Tender 300,000 Intercepted Live Cartridges

 


       

4 Senior Police Officers Dismissed For  Vandalization, Theft, Misconduct and Failure To Tender about 300,000 Intercepted, Smuggled Live Cartridges.

 

The Police Service Commission has announced the dismissal of four senior Police Officers for what it described as  misconduct and acts unbecoming of public officers.


In a statement released on Sunday in Lagos by the Commission's Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr Ikechukwu Ani, in which he stressed that the he Police Service Commission took the decisions at during the  10th Plenary Meeting which was presided over by it's Chairman, Mr Musiliu Smith, a former  Inspector General (IGP) 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 other two officers that were also dismissed included a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP )and an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ADP). ”


According to the Head of Press and Public Relations Ani, the DSP led a team that intercepted three Mercedes Benz trucks which was conveying  300,000 live cartridges which is suspected to have been smuggled across the border from Benin Republic.



“ The team was reported  to have impounded the trucks at base for three days but made no entries neither was any situation report given 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 said.



Ani further revealed that the ASP was dismissed for action prejudicial to the security of the state; sabotage; dishonesty and acts unbecoming of a public officer.


He also said that the police service commission had also during the meeting approved the promotion of four Assistant Inspectors General of Police to the substantive rank of Deputy Inspectors General of Police. 

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