The Police Service Commission (PSC) has demoted a commissioner of police over alleged abuse of office.
But the identity of the affected commissioner was not revealed.
The commission also approved the dismissal of three officers and the demotion of nine others.
PSC spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, in a statement on Sunday, said the three individuals dismissed were “senior officers”.
It said the dismissal was over “cases of misconduct and abuse of office”.
Ani said the decisions were taken during the 21st plenary meeting of the commission presided over by PSC Chairman, Solomon Arase.
The statement read, “The commission during the meeting also approved the compulsory retirement of an assistant commissioner and directed a refund of all entitlements wrongly paid to him.
“It approved posthumous promotion of late Inspector Ifeanyi Oroke to the next rank of ASP 11 for acts of gallantry and reinstated one dismissed Inspector Augustina Oko to take effect from the date she was dismissed.
“The commission also approved the punishment of severe reprimand on 16 officers and reprimand for another 18. It directed that letters of warning should be given to two other officers.”
The commission also approved the appeal for adjustment on the date of promotion of Woke Iheanyi Kingsley to the rank of assistant commissioner of police (ACP) and reinstatement of Anaele Samuel Onuoha in compliance with a court judgment.