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PSC reinstates 10 sacked police officers

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has reinstated at least 10 police officers who were sacked by the Force over various offences. Daily Trust reports that…

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has reinstated at least 10 police officers who were sacked by the Force over various offences.

Daily Trust reports that 18 dismissed police officers had protested against their dismissal and subsequently filed an appeal to the commission.

But the Acting Chairman of PSC, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi (Rtrd), told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that the commission went through the appeals and only 10 dismissed officers could be reinstated.

Ogunbiyi, a retired justice of the Supreme Court, explained that the commission converted the dismissal of the two personnel to retirement.

According to her, six appeals were rejected for lack of merit, adding that the commission would ensure no officer is unjustly punished.

“The Commission will continue to ensure that appeals and petitions by aggrieved or dismissed police officers will be treated with dispatch so that no police officer is unjustly punished as a result of unnecessary delay,” she said.

The retired jury also disclosed that the commission had approved the promotion of 48 staff members of the PSC.

“The promotions of staff of the Commission will remain prompt and regular but called for reciprocity from the staff by improved commitment in the discharge of their duties.

“There is a lot of work to be done in the Commission and demanded for greater dedication from all staff,” she said.