At least 130 police officer with Pending Disciplinary Matters (PDM) are appearing before the Force Disciplinary Committee (FDC) sitting at the Force Headquartres in Abuja.
The officers comprise two Commissioners of Police, three Assistant Commissioners of Police, 11 Chief Superintendents of Police, 19 Superintendents of Police, 18 Deputy Superintendents of Police, and 77 Assistant Superintendents of Police.
According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday, the FDC had convened at the Inspector-General of Police Conference Hall, Force Headquarters, Abuja, to review cases instituted against the senior police o in order to determine their culpability or otherwise.
Adejobi said the FDC is made up of seven Deputy Inspectors-General of Police as arbiters and the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Force Secretary, as its secretary.
He said the committee began its sitting on Tuesday 28th June, 2022 and will end on Friday, 1st July, 2022.
The Force spokesman said, upon conclusion of proceedings and hearing of evidences, recommendations on each matter would be communicated to the Police Service Commission (PSC) for consideration.
”The Inspector-General of Police has expressed confidence in the Deputy Inspectors-General of Police overseeing the Force Disciplinary Committee to ensure dispensation of justice in all causes before them.
”The IGP equally assures that the Force is deliberately committed to cleaning up its house for a more professional and citizens-focused policing system”, the force spokesman said.
In another development, the IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, is set to launch a digital solution to ensure standardization and upgrade of the Force identification system to be known as e-Warrant Card.
Adejobi said the e-Warrant Card would provide seamless identification of officers all over the country as well as eliminate the possibility of criminal elements presenting fake identity cards at police stations personating themselves to be police officers.
He said the project had commenced with the approval of the IGP was being carried out by Police ICT experts attached to the Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Force Headquarters, Abuja.
”Upon its launch, it would engender a full digitalization of police identification nationwide and provide a valid basis for effecting arrests with warrants in line with extant laws, and many other benefits attached to the use of such e-warrant cards”, he said.