IGP orders dismissal of 9 policemen organising strike

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Usman Baba, has ordered the dismissal of nine policemen planning to spearhead a strike action by the Nigerian Police.

The sack order was conveyed in a Police signal issued by the Commissioner of Police Provost, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

The signal said the men were dismissed from service following their Orderly Room trial for planning and coordinating a strike within the rank and file of the Police.

The offenders were said to have been identified and subsequently arrested after their phone calls were tracked. The planned strike by members of the Nigeria Police was meant to condemn the poor conditions of service.

Those affected are two Inspectors, five Sergeants and two Constables.

The wireless message, which was addressed to various State Police Commands, read in part: “Be informed that following the conclusion of the Orderly Room proceedings of the undermentioned Inspectors, rank-and-file for the offences of discreditable conduct, improper conduct, breach of confidence, to wit: planning, organising, coordinating industrial strike within the ranks of the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector-General has approved the dismissal from service of the following: AP/No. 245800 – Insp Nanoll Lamak; AP/ NP 287568 – Insp Amos Nagurah; F/No. 271367 – Sgt Onoja Onuche; F/No. 442680 – Sgt Franklin Agughalau; F/No. 495378 – Sgt Emmanuel Isah F/No. 508168 – Sgt Adesina Ismail; F/No. 508282 – Sgt Osoteku Ademola; F/No. 525839 – Police Constable Ehighamhen Favour Ebele and F/No. 528222 – Police Constable Ubong Inem.

“Commissioners of Police Commands and formations concerned are to warn the men accordingly, to de-kit them and eject them from the Police accommodation and facilities where applicable and revert accordingly; delete subjects from IPPIS payroll immediately.

“The Commissioner, Welfare to delete subjects from Police nominal roll accordingly. Treat as very important”.

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