The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has approved the sack of nine police operatives for allegedly plotting to instigate a strike action amongst its officers.
Reports say that the sack of the nine police officers serves as a warning to other officers of the various police commands across the country planning such actions.
Brief background to the story
The Federal Government, in December 2021, promised to raise the salaries of the police officers by 20%. This salary upgrade was scheduled to take effect from January 2022. In March 2022, rumour spread that the police force was to embark on a strike action to express their concerns over the non-implementation of the 20% increase.
- The IGP cautioned the officers against a strike action, stating that defaulting would attract punishment.
What they are saying
Reports say the uniforms of the affected officers would be seized and their names removed from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. The affected personnel are Insp. Nanoll Lamak, Insp. Amos Nagurah, Sgt. Onoja Onuche, Sgt. Franklin Agughalau, Sgt. Emmanuel Isah, Sgt. Adesina Ismail, Sgt. Osoteku Ademola, Police Constable Ehighamhen Favour Ebele, and Police Constable Ubong Inem.
This sack has sent a warning signal to all the police commands in Nigeria that the authorities would not condone misconducts of any sorts.