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BREAKING; Police Commission suspends ACP, ASP, gives further directives to IGP

BREAKING; Police Commission suspends ACP, ASP, gives further directives to IGP

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has annoubced the suspension of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Sunday Ubua and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) James Bawa from the exercise of the powers and functions of their respective offices with effect from Monday, February 14, 2022.

The two senior Police officers were working under the suspended DCP Abba Kyari in the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Force Investigation and Intelligence Department of the Nigeria Police Force.

The Commission’s decision was contained in a letter to the Inspector General of Police dated February 16, 2022 by Hon. Justice Clara B. Ogunbiyi, retired Justice of the Supreme Court and Commissioner 1 in the Commission for the PSC Chairman, Musiliu Smith, who is a retired Inspector General of Police.

According to a statement on Thursday by the Head Press and Public Relations Ikechukwu Ani: “The Commission in the letter titled “Re- Investigation into seizure and Transfer to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency of 25 kilogrammes of Cocaine by the Office of DCP, Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Department of Force Intelligence Bureau” stated that in accordance with the provisions of the Public Service Rules 030406, the Commission has approved the suspension of the Officers ” until the outcome of the investigation into the allegations levelled against them.


“The Commission also directed the Inspector General of Police to ‘note also that DCP Abba Kyari, who prior to this allegation was on suspension, shall remain so until the conclusion of investigations”.

PSC also asked the Inspector General of Police to suspend Inspector Simon Agrigba and Inspector John Nuhu in accordance with the Powers of Delegation.

Ani said: “The IGP is further requested to inform the Commission of the arrest of ASP John Umoru who is currently at large whenever his arrest is effected to enable it take necessary action.

“The Commission also directed the Inspector General of Police to furnish it with information on further development on the matter for necessary further action.

“The Commission is in receipt of a copy of IGP’s letter on the subject matter with Reference number CB: 4099/FHQ/ABJ/Vol16/151 dated 14th February, 2022 and addressed to Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa rtd, Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency”.

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