The Police Service Commission (PSC), yesterday, denied media reports of the dismissal of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Abayomi Shogunle and Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Dolapo Badmus.
Shogunle was a former head of the Police Public Complaint Unit while Badmus was a former spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command and later the Zone Two Command.A list purportedly submitted by the Presidential Panel on Police Reforms was posted online yesterday afternoon, including names and service numbers of 37 officers alleged to have been recommended for dismissal, demotion, or warning.
Spokesman for the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani, in an interview with The Guardian, explained that “Dolapo was not dismissed, she has two cases in the first case, she was awarded the punishment of reprimand while in the second case, she was given a severe reprimand. And someone like ASP Tochukwu Ogalagu was given the punishment of reprimand.”
He said the news of their dismissal was untrue, adding that the commission only formally received the 2018 Report of the Presidential Panel on Friday.According to him the Presidential Panel had among other things investigated allegations of human rights violations and abuse of office against SARS and recommended reform or restructuring of the outfit.
He said: “I am not aware of the demotion, the commission did not sit yesterday and couldn’t have taken such decision. I don’t know where the news is coming from.
“The Commission only received the report on the presidential panel on the reform of SARS and commission promised to fasten the implementation of the recommendations, that is the much that happened yesterday.”
The list, which was shared by foreign policy analyst, Ayo Akanji, identified affected officers as Abdulhameed Awodi, APNo119444, Erhabo Uwagbie, APNo86180; Idolor Godsent, APNo158580, Mustpha Abubakar, APNo119167, Idoko, APNo 85036, Ilya Aliyu, AP94982, Asabe Luke, APNo,130296, Angela Akaro, AP No, 50829.Others include Iyanda Olufemi AP No, 122857, Gajere Taluwai, AP No, 50569, Ehis Oba, AP No, 129595, Edem Michael, AP No, 1256967, Agha AMA, AP No, 119535, Yusuf Lateef, AP No, 36725, Eliaz Casmir, AP No 57688, Oluwafunmilola, AP No, 122864, Mkay Ali, AP No, 111702, Ado Doko, AP No, 46664, Sani Muhammad, AP No, 50679, Adamu Shaba, AP No, 140320, Adamu Bunu, AP No, 42565, Giade Sabo, AP No, 50579, Dattijo Abdullahi, AP No, 87072, Yahaya Shem, AP No, 86216, Tijani Richard, AP No, 46670, Nwamanna Nelson, AP No, 46675.
Also listed were Abayomi Shogunle, AP No, 42056, Dominic Agasa, AP No, 120397, Nanbol Lado, AP No, 51071, Ogalgu Tochuckwu, AP No, 190655, Sanusi Rasaki, AP No, 57052, Fakorede Victor, AP No, 41985, Dolapo Badmos, AP No, 87058, Henry Kaboshio, AP No, 50431, Talba Mohammed, AP No, 119579, John Rotimi, AP 57622, Oviemuno Richard, AP No, 87501, Anonde Christopher, AP No, 90934, Godwin Agbo, AP No, 95853, Dr. Emmanuel Eze, AP No, 50282, Hassan Hamidu, AP No, 118063, Theresa Nuhu, 59661, Yisa Gana, AP No, 47717, Ekong Sunday, AP No, 63069, Oboh Irene, AP No, 145355, Okoukoin Daniel, AP No, 181311 and Ogedegbe Abraham, AP, 86152.