Plateau State Police Command has dismissed a police officer for killing a civilian while a total of 144 officers of the command were promoted from one level to another.
Even as the commissioner of police declared that 304 suspects were arrested within the month of July and August, with 235 criminal cases.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Peter Ogunyanwo who disclosed this at a parley with newsmen in Jos said the command cannot fold it’s arms and allow some reckless police officers tarnish the image of the force.
“Police under my watch must be human in dealing with the public, that was why we dismissed a police corporal who killed someone. The officer was tried and convicted, after been charge to court.”
The state Commissioner of Police has also decorated 144 police officers who were due for promotion, having contributed positively to the force.
He said promotions were in appreciation of good work and to encourage the officers to sustain the tempo while a cash reward was given to three officers for arresting 4 suspects who allegedly kill a clergy.
According to him, three Deputy Superintendent of police (DSPs) were promoted to the rank of Superintendent of police (SP), while 140 police Inspectors, were equally promoted to the rank of Assistant Superintendent of police ASP making a total 144 officers promoted at the Plateau State Police Command.