Some fired police officers have petitioned Kayode Egbetokun, the acting inspector general of police (IGP), to review their discharge and make amends for the glaring injustice committed against them.
Additionally, they requested that Egbetokun direct the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the Force Secretary to reevaluate their decision to fire them and restore them in accordance with the Industrial Court’s ruling.
The officers claimed they were forced to retire from the force despite a court order prohibiting the Nigeria Police Force and the PSC from doing so because they had not served for 60 or 35 years, respectively, in a statement released and signed by Emmanuel Idris on their behalf.
The officers, who are cadet inspector force entrants 33, 34, and 35, did, however, express their dissatisfaction with Usman Alkali Baba, the previous IGP, and other pertinent officials for failing to implement the court’s decision.
They claim that despite Justice Oyewumi Oyebiola’s April 2022 judgment being given by the court, the defendants have yet to comply with it.
“This decision was made in April of last year. We were shocked to learn that the former IGP steadfastly refused to act despite being instructed to do so and receiving advice from the police service commission and the police legal department, respectively.
“The former IGP’s decision to promptly execute a recent court decision affecting our ASP peers in courses 18, 19, and 20 was equally perplexing.
The reason why what was sauce for the geese was not sauce for the gander “become startling.
“We, the participants in the aforementioned courses force, are pleading with you to assist in carrying out the court’s decision in case number NICN/ABJ/281/2021CSP ECONG EGWO EGONG&3OTHERS VS PSC AND TWO OTHERS.
“Those who have worked with you in the past and your contemporaries have all attested to your integrity. that you are an officer who does his duties in the name of justice, fairness, and equity.
“As a result, we kindly request that our new IGP use his influence to remedy this clear injustice. As you assume the reins of the Nigeria Police, we wish you a fruitful tenure, the statement said.