Police Officers Urge Buhari To Probe $10,000 PSC Promotion Bribe Allegation

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Some aggrieved senior police officers in the Nigeria Police Force, have pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to institute a probe into the alleged collection of $10,000 bribe for police promotion by the Police Service Commission, PSC.

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The officers said that there’s an urgent need for President Buhari to look into the promotion exercise going on in the force

They alleged that “the Police Service Commission gave special promotion to the junior officers above senior ones after collecting a bribe of $10,000.

The aggrieved officers, in a statement by Mr Chijioke Okonkwo on behalf of other officers, in Akure, the Ondo state capital, urged the presidency to probe the corrupt practices in the Police Force.

They noted that there were a lot of corrupt practices and injustices going on in the force which needed the attention of the Presidency.

The statement read: “There is serious corruption in the Nigeria Police in the ongoing promotion of senior police officers.

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“Junior ones are being given special promotions ahead of their seniors.

“Of recent, two aides of a senior officer, who were earlier promoted to Chief Superintendent of Police in year 2018, recently benefited from the special promotion to the rank of Assistant Commissioner and have their date of promotion backdated to 13/07/2021.

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“Meanwhile, officers who are running the normal promotions, promoted to CSP in the year 2015 and recently elevated to the status of ACP with their date as 27/03/23, making them subordinates to their former junior.

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