The fate of 195 senior police officers will be decided as the Force Disciplinary Committee sits between Monday, July 8th and Friday, 12th to hear the cases against the officers. The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Administration, Suleiman Fakai disclosed to newsmen in Abuja on Monday that 4 Assistant Inspectors General, 17 Commissioners of Police, 2 Deputy Commissioners of Police and six Assistant Commissioners of Police are billed to appear before the committee.
Fakai who is also the Chairman of the committee which is made up of all the Deputy Inspectors General of Police and the Force Secretary, said “we have a total of 195 officers appearing before us for various cases of indiscipline.
We have four AIGs here to face us, 17 CPs, two DCPs, six ACPs and the remaining are from CSPs to ASPs.”
The Chairman also made it known that a Commissioner of Police, an ACP, a CSP and two SPs as well as eight CSPs had been dismissed for serious cases of misconduct in the last one year while 2 CSPs, one SP and 13 ASPS were compulsorily retired, also for misconduct. During the same period, a DCP, three CSPs, seven SP, a DSP and 10 ASPs were demoted.
D.I.G Fakai disclosed that the current police administration inherited over 3,000 cases of indiscipline in January 2012, he however stated that the cases had been reduced to the barest minimum.
Speaking on the function of the committee, Fakai said it “essentially reviews disciplinary matters involving officers from the rank of ASP and above who may have erred in the course of their duties.” The committee will thereafter make recommendations to the Police Service Commission on the cases handled.
He said the committee’s function “is in line with extant provisions and Force policy guiding discipline geared toward upholding professionalism, respect for rule of law and human rights among senior police officers.”