PSC suspends two IRT officers
The Police Service Commission has announced the suspension of two police officers who worked in the Intelligence Response Team of the Force Investigation and Intelligence Department of the Nigeria Police Force under the supervision of Abba Kyari, who was suspended earlier this month.
ACP Sunday Ubua and ASP James Bawa have been suspended from their positions as assistant commissioner and assistant superintendent of police, respectively.
They were arrested as a result of their suspected participation in a narcotics trade that was being investigated by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Their suspension, according to a statement issued on Thursday by the Commission’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, would take effect on Monday, the statement said.
A request has also been made to the Inspector General of Police to suspend Inspector Simon Agrigba and Inspector John Nuhu in line with the powers delegated to him.
In a letter to the IGP dated February 16 and signed by Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, and former Inspector-General of Police, Musiliu Smith, Ani said that the commission’s decision on the subject had been communicated to the IGP by the commission.
The statement partly read,
” The Police Service Commission has suspended Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Sunday Ubua and Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP James Bawa 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.
“The Inspector General of Police was requested to place on suspension Inspector Simon Agrigba and Inspector John Nuhu in accordance with the Powers of Delegation.
“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.”