Indiscipline: 195 senior Nigeria Police officers face disciplinary panel

Four Assistant Inspectors General of Police and 191 other senior police officers are facing charges before the Force Disciplinary Committee for various cases of misconduct.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Administration, Suleiman Fakai, who heads the committee, made this disclosure on Monday at a media briefing in Abuja.

According to him, 17 Commissioners of Police, two Deputy Commissioners of Police and six Assistant Commissioners of Police would also appear before the committee.

“We have a total of 195 officers appearing before us for various cases of indiscipline, he said.

“We have four AIGs here to face us, 17 CPs, two DCPs, six ACPs and the remaining are from CSPs to ASPs.”

Fakai stated that one each of CP, ACP, and CSP and two SPs as well as eight CSPs had been dismissed for serious cases of misconduct in the last one year.

He said two CSPs, one SP and 13 ASPS were compulsorily retired, also for misconduct, while a DCP, three CSPs, seven SP, a DSP and 10 ASPs were demoted also in the same period.

He disclosed that the current police administration, upon resumption in January 2012 inherited over 3,000 cases of indiscipline, adding that most of them have been looked into.

Continuing, “The Force Disciplinary Committee comprise of all the Deputy Inspectors General of Police and the Force Secretary who serves as its secretary.

“The committee essentially reviews disciplinary matters involving officers from the rank of ASP and above who may have erred in the course of their duties.”

Fakai said that the committee was mandated to make appropriate recommendations to the Police Service Commission on all cases it handles.

“This is in line with extant provisions and Force policy guiding discipline and geared towards upholding professionalism, respect for the rule of law and human rights among senior police officers,” Fakai said.

The committee which meets every two weeks, will between July 8 and July 12 hear disciplinary cases against the 195 Senior Officers appearing before it.

Culled from Daily Post