nspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Wednesday, approved 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 nine policemen (two Inspectors, five Sergeants and two Constables) are: “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.”
The signal said the men were dismissed from service following their orderly room trial for planning and coordinating a strike within the ranks 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 Force was to condemn the poor conditions of service.
The wireless message, which was addressed to various state police Commands, read, “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;
“Commissioners of Police Commands and formations concerned are to warn the men accordingly, to dekit 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.”