By Adejumo Enock
Four Police officers have been dismissed by the Police Service Commission, PSC for acts unbecoming of an officer and misconduct.
In a statement by the PSC Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani on Sunday, The PSC took the decisions on Friday at the 10th Plenary Meeting presided over by its Chairman, Mr. Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police.
According to the statement, “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 statement further reads, “The two other dismissed officers included a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP )and an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP)”.
The Head, Press and Public Relations stated that the DSP led a team that intercepted three mercedes benz trucks conveying about 300,000 live cartridges believed to have been smuggled across the border from Benin Republic.
Ani said, “The team was said to have impounded the trucks at base for three days but made no entries nor a situation report 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”. The statement further reads.
According to Ani, the ASP was dismissed for action prejudicial to the security of the state; sabotage; dishonesty and acts unbecoming of a public officer.
NAN reported that the PSC had during the meeting approved the promotion of four Assistant Inspectors General of Police to the substantive rank of Deputy Inspectors General of Police.