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PSC Approves Dismissal of ASP, Retires Another Compulsorily, Promotes DCP Nwobodo to CP

The Police Service Commission has approved the dismissal of an Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP) over issues bordering on serious misconduct.

The Commission also approved compulsory retirement of another ASP.  

It also vacated the pending disciplinary matter against DCP Godwin Chijioke Nwobodo, adjusted his seniority, and promoted him to the rank of Commissioner of Police with effect from January 30th, 2013.

These were part of the decisions of the Commission at its 26th Plenary Meeting held from 27th to 1st March, 2018 and presided over by Sir. Dr. Mike Mbama Okiro, Chairman of the Commission.

The decisions on Pending Disciplinary Matters and Appeals and Petitions were conveyed to the Inspector General of Police today, Friday, March 23rd, 2018 for implementation in a letter signed by Mr. Musa Istifanus, Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Commission.

CP Nwobodo who enlisted as a Cadet ASP on 31st December, 1984 was a former AC Operations, Rivers State, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Interpol FCIID and a United Nations Police Officer (UNPOL) in Kosovo and Haiti.

He is currently the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, Osun State

The Commission at the plenary meeting also vacated the dismissal of five Officers and reinstated them into the service.

It also reinstated and promoted to the next rank, one DSP, and two ASPs following their discharge and acquittal by the Court.

Other decisions taking by the Commission includes the reduction in rank of two DSPs and one ASP, severe reprimand for one SP, one DSP and two ASPs while two CSPs and three SPs got the punishment of reprimand.

The Commission exonerated one ACP and approved a letter of advice for another ACP.

 

Ikechukwu Ani

Head, Press and Public Relations

Friday, March, 23rd 2018

 

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