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PSC Union Calls for Dismissal of IG Egbetokun Over Recruitment Controversy

admin | June 19, 2024

PSC Union Calls for Dismissal of IG Egbetokun Over Recruitment Controversy

The Joint Union Congress of the Police Service Commission (PSC) has demanded the removal of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun. They accuse him of misrepresenting facts about the recent recruitment exercise.

The police and the PSC union have been at odds over this recruitment exercise. On Saturday, the police alleged that the process was tainted by corruption and other irregularities. Meanwhile, the PSC accused the police of attempting to hijack the process.

Addressing journalists on Wednesday, the Chairman of the union, Adoyi Adoyi, asserted that the IG’s actions could cause chaos, contradicting his professional duties.

“We begin this press conference with a clarion call on the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, to immediately relieve IGP Kayode Egbetokun of his appointment. Our concern is that a public officer who misleads the President is causing confusion in the country and may lead to chaos, which is antithetical to his duty as a police officer,” Adoyi said.

He continued, “His attitude has become only a replica of the Biblical Haman who, in deceiving his principal, wanted to wipe out an entire nation but for the tiny intervention of God. So we call on the president to responsibly relieve him of his duties for the following reasons.”

Adoyi further alleged that certain elements within the police attempted to add over 1,000 names to the recruitment list illegally.

“We have reliable information indicating that elements within the Police Force attempted to smuggle over 1,000 names into the recruitment list. This manipulation is a grave breach of the recruitment process and a calculated attempt to undermine the credibility of the entire exercise,” he said.

Adoyi described the IG’s allegations against the PSC as false, unfounded, and spurious.

“The allegations of fraud and several unwholesome acts levelled against the Police Service Commission and its staff are, to say the least, unfounded, spurious, speculative, and most irresponsible, especially given how the allegations were thrown into the public space before official channels of communication for dealing with such a matter were explored,” he added

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