Police Service has debunked Punch Newspapers reports on officers’ dismissal.
News Rain Nigeria reports that the Police Service Commission(PSC), has on Saturday debunked the Punch Newspaper reports that quoted the Police Service Commission to have said it will dismiss any officers that refused the back to work.
PSC Denies Threatening To Dismiss Police Officers
Police Service Commission, in a statement that was signed and issued by its Head, Press and Public Relation, Mr. Ikechukwu Ani, today Saturday, 31, October 2020, noted that the attention of the Police Service Commission had been drawn to a publication in the Punch newspaper of Saturday, October 31, 2020, reporting that the Police Service Commission will dismiss Police officers who fail to return to work.
The Commission through the statement stated that it did not any time say Policemen who refused to get back to work will be dismissed.
The Commission condemned the killing of Police officers on legitimate duties and also warned that any attempt to make the country lawless will be an ill-wind that will blow nobody any good.
PSC, through the statement, maintained that the Commission is even at present mourning the deaths of its gallant officers who were killed in the crisis.
PSC said It will be very insensitive at this point for anyone to say that the Commission will dismiss any policeman who didn’t return to work.
PSC, however, said it can only plead with the officers to in the spirit of nationalism return to work while Government works out enough protective programs for them
The Commission also promised to continue to do its best to ensure the police are motivated to do its job.
The Commission noted that being the employers of the Police is pained that Policemen were killed and stations set ablaze throughout the country.
The Commission is even at present mourning the deaths of its gallant officers who were killed in the crisis.