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130 Senior police officers face disciplinary committee

130 senior police officers across the country are expected to appear before the Force Disciplinary Committee between July 28 and July 1, 2022.

According to a statement  issued on Wednesday by the Force spokesperson, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, 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.

The statement said the committee’s recommendations would be transmitted to the Police Service Commission for appropriate sanctions.

It partly read, “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.

“A total of one hundred and thirty Senior Police Officers from all over the country with pending disciplinary matters will appear before the Committee within this period.

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“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.

“Upon conclusion of proceedings and hearing of evidence, recommendations on each matter will be communicated to the Police Service Commission for consideration.”

The statement said 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.

It added that the Force was committed to instilling discipline among personnel in order to ensure a more professional and citizens-focused policing system.

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