The inspector-general of police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has ordered Police formations and Commands to extract letter of retirement from Police officers who are due for retirement but have refused to leave the Service.
According to a Police signal, which has gone viral online, the office of the IGP on Saturday directed Policemen who have attained 60 years of age or 35 years in Service to quit immediately.
Part of the memo states that, “Cooperation with other govt bodies x in compliance with the directive of the honourable chairman, Police Service Commission, the IGP directs you draw the attention of all members of the force to the emerging and disturbing trend in the Nigeria Police Force wherein officers upon attainment of 35 years in service or 60 years of age refuse to proceed on retirement.
“This is contrary to the provisions of the public service rule (PSR) 020810 i & ii which provides that the mandatory retirement age for all grades in the service shall be 60 years or 35 years of pensionable service no officer shall be allowed to remain in service after attaining the retirement of 60 years or 35 years of pensionable service whichever is earlier all actions taken by the said officers for the nigeria police are null and void as a result of expiration of service duration accordingly you are to immediately extract a letter of voluntary retirement from such officers.
“The police authorities need to publish all officers that have violated their service retirement age.”
Meanwhile, the Force PRO, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, did not confirm or deny the directive by the IGP when LEADERSHIP contacted him on Sunday.
By Ejike Ejike
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