Tuesday, August 9, 2022

IGP sets up disciplinary committee for 130 ‘erring’ senior police officers 

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By Umar Audu

The Force Disciplinary Committee has commenced the review of disciplinary cases of no less than 130 senior police officers across the country.

The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement on Tuesday, said the officers comprise two Commissioners of Police, three Assistant Commissioners of Police, 11 Chief Superintendents of Police, 19 Superintendents of Police, 18 Deputy Superintendents of Police, and 77 Assistant Superintendents of Police.

Mr Adejobi noted that the FDC which comprises the seven Deputy Inspectors-General of Police as arbiters and the Assistant Inspector-General of Police Force Secretary as its Secretary, began its session on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, and will hold till Friday, July 1, 2022.

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The force spokesperson added that the committee’s recommendations would be transmitted to the Police Service Commission for appropriate sanctions.

“The Force Disciplinary Committee has convened at the Inspector-General of Police Conference Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja, to review disciplinary cases instituted against senior police officers of the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police and above in order to determine their culpability or otherwise.

“The FDC which comprises the seven Deputy Inspectors-General of Police as arbiters and the Assistant Inspector-General of Police Force Secretary as its Secretary, began its session on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, and will hold till Friday, July 1, 2022. Part of the statement reads.

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Mr Adejobi added the Inspector-General of Police expressed confidence in the Deputy Inspectors-General of Police overseeing the Force Disciplinary Committee to ensure dispensation of justice in all cases before them.

He equally gave the assurance of his commitment to cleaning up its house for a more professional and citizens-focused policing.

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