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Police Authorities Sack Officers Reportedly Involved in Failed Strike Action

The Nigerian Police authorities have sacked Six of its officers arrested over claims that they were behind March 26, 2020, planned strike action by junior officers.

We could recall that some policemen had said they would embark on a warning strike to protest poor working conditions; poor salaries, lack of genuine welfare benefits and outdated weapons.

A protest tagged: “We are tired of negligence” was scheduled to be held at Eagles Square in Abuja; specifically to reiterate their demands to the Nigerian government.

Specifically, the officers condemned the continuous killing of their colleagues by armed robbers and terrorists without adequate compensation for their families.

Police protest

They accused the Nigerian government of lying about the increment of police salary, and other promised benefits. Further, they demanded improved conditions of service, particularly salary increases; as well as the provision of modern weapons as they tackle the security challenges facing the country.

Reacting, the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, had warned the officers against such action. According to Baba, strike action by a lead security agency such as the police was tantamount to mutiny.

Thereafter, a police signal showed that some policemen were arrested as leaders of the aggrieved officers.

Subsequently, they were detained at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) in Abuja.

Officers dismissed from service

However, another signal indicated that six of the arrested officers have been dismissed from service.

The sacked officers are Inspector Nanlobi Lamak (AP/NO. 245800); Inspector Amos Nagurah (AP/NO. 287568); Sergeant Onoja Onuche (F/NO. 271367); Sergeant Osteku Ademola (F/NO. 508282); PC Ehinghamhen Favour Ebele (F/NO. 525839) and Ubong Inem (NO. 528222).

Equally important, they were accused of planning, organizing and coordinating industrial action. Consequently, they were sacked after an orderly room trial found them guilty.

The signal reads; “CH:6350/FPM/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.14/61 DISCIPLINE GENERAL X GRATEFUL BE, INFORMED THAT FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THE ORDERLY ROOM PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNDER MENTIONED X INSPECTORS X RANK AND FILE X FOR THE OFFENSES OF DISCREDITABLE CONDUCT X IMPROPER CONDUCT X BREACH OF CONFIDENCE X TO WIT PLANNING X ORGANIZING X COORDINATING INDUSTRIAL STRIKE WITHIN THE RANKS OF THE NIGERIA POLICE FORCE X INGENPOL HAS APPROVED THE DISMISSAL FROM SERVICE W. I. E OF THE FOLLOWING X AP/NO. 245800 INSPR. NANLOBI LAMAK X AP/NP. 287568 INSPR. AMOS NAGURAH X F/NO. 271367 SGT ONOJA ONUCHE X F/NO. 508282 SGT. OSTEKU ADEMOLA X F/NO. 525839 PC. EHIGHAMHEN FAVOUR EBELLE X F/NO. 528222 PC. UBONG INEM X.

Delete from Payroll

“COMPOL COMMANDS AND FORMATIONS CONCERNED ARE TO WARN THE MEN ACCORDINGLY X TO DEKIT THEM X AND EJECT THEM FROM POLICE ACCOMMODATION AND FACILITIES WHERE APPLICABLE X AND REVERT ACCORDINGLY X COMPOL PAB ONLY X DELETE SUBJECT FROM IPPIS PAY ROLL IMMEDIATELY W.E.F 1/4/2022 X COMPOL WELFARE/INSPECTORATE ONLY X DELETE SUBJECTS FROM POLICE NOMINAL ROLL ACCORDINGLY X TREAT AS VERY IMPORTANT.”

Meanwhile, a police signal had shown that one of the policemen; said to be one of the leaders of the aggrieved officers was, arrested.

Also, police source said his WhatsApp was diagnosed, adding that more arrests would be made.

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