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Okiro dismisses Ribadu from police force

Posted by Guardian Nigeria on 2008/12/24 | Views: 1346 |

Okiro dismisses Ribadu from police force


The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mike Mbama Okiro on Tuesday officially announced the dismissal of the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), DCP Nuhu Ribadu from the Nigeria Police Force citing gross indiscipline, insubordination and absence from duty without leave (AWOL) by the former EFCC Boss.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mike Mbama Okiro on Tuesday officially announced the dismissal of the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), DCP Nuhu Ribadu from the Nigeria Police Force citing gross indiscipline, insubordination and absence from duty without leave (AWOL) by the former EFCC Boss.

Announcing the dismissal at a press briefing in Abuja, Deputy Force Secretary, Suleiman Abba, a Commissioner of Police, stated that Ribadu's conduct was inimical to the enforcement of discipline in the police, created disharmony among officers and encouraged indiscipline among members of the force.

Abba cited Ribadu's misconduct to include improper dressing by appearing in plain cloths, while on official visit to Mr. President on November 13, 2008 with other NIPSS course participants, institution of legal proceedings against the IGP, AGF and the Police Service Commission on October 2, 2008 at the Federal High Court, Lagos without proper authority, and described it as a "conduct prejudicial to discipline, proper administration of the force and unbecoming of the officer contrary to sections 352 and 367 of the Police Act."

The Secretary added that the former EFCC boss refused to avail himself of the opportunity given to defend himself of all the charges before a disciplinary committee on December 4, 2008 in Kaduna and also failed to report before the committee when he was given another chance at its December12 sitting in Abuja.

He disclosed that Ribadu's whereabouts is still unknown which amounts to desertion of the Police Force, adding that in such circumstances of desertion, the law provides that it is at the discretion of the Commissioner of Police to arrest such a deserter and charge him to court. Abba who refused to entertain questions from reporters disclosed that the PSC met and considered the presentation made to it by the IGP on the recommendation of the Force Disciplinary Committee (FDC).

"At the end of the deliberation, the Commission dismissed the officer from the Force for acts of gross indiscipline, insubordination and absence from duty," and stressed that no single individual is more than the country's national security

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