According to the Nigerian Police, a minimum of 130 senior police officers are expected to appear before the Force Disciplinary Committee between June 28 and July 1, 2022.
The charged officers include high ranking policemen from across the country. It comprises of two Commissioners of Police, three Assistant Commissioners of Police, 11 Chief Superintendents of Police, 19 Superintendents of Police, 18 Deputy Superintendents of Police, and 77 Assistant Superintendents of Police.
On Wednesday, the Force spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the committee’s recommendations would be transmitted to the Police Service Commission for appropriate sanctions.
The statement read,
“The Force Disciplinary Committee has convened at the Inspector-General of Police Conference Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja, to review disciplinary cases instituted against senior police officers of the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police and above in order to determine their culpability or otherwise.”
Members of the FDC include seven Deputy Inspectors-General of Police as arbiters and the Assistant Inspector-General of Police Force Secretary as its secretary.
The session which began on Tuesday will hold till Friday, July 1.
The statement continued,
“Upon conclusion of proceedings and hearing of evidence, recommendations on each matter will be communicated to the Police Service Commission for consideration.”
Muyiwa added that the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba had expressed confidence in the Deputy Inspectors-General of Police overseeing the FDC to ensure dispensation of justice in all cases before them. The IGP equally assured that the Force is deliberately committed to cleaning up its house for a more professional and citizens-focused policing system.