PSC dismisses ASP, retires another, promotes DCP Nwobodo


Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the dismissal of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) over issues bordering on serious misconduct, just as the commission approved compulsory retirement of another ASP.

A press statement by the commission’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, yesterday in Abuja, stated that the commission also vacated the disciplinary matter against DCP Godwin Chijioke Nwobodo, and promoted him to the rank of Commissioner of Police (CP) with effect from January 30, 2013.

The spokesperson said the decisions was reached at the commission’s 26th plenary meeting presided over by the Chairman, IGP Mike Okiro (retd.).

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

The also vacated the dismissal of five officers and reinstated them, just one DSP, and two ASPs, were also reinstated and promoted to the next rank, following their discharge and acquittal by the Court.

Other decisions taking by the commission, he said include: the reduction in rank of two DSPs and one ASP; severe reprimand of one SP, one DSP and two ASPs, while two CSPs and three SPs, were also reprimanded.

Similarly, the commission exonerated one ACP and approved a letter of advice for another ACP.
The spokesperson disclosed that CP Nwobodo, who enlisted as a Cadet ASP on 31 December, 1984, was a former AC Operations, Rivers state; DCP, INTERPOL, FCIID, and a United Nations Police Officer (UNPOL) in Kosovo and Haiti. He is currently the DCP Operations, Osun state.



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