The Nigerian police have explained why it demoted an officer who investigated Mr. Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian President.
Appearing in Brekete Live Radio program, a Senior official of the Police Service Commission who has the mandate to recruit, promote and dismiss officers of the Nigerian police force, explained why an officer who investigated Kyari was demoted.
Mr. Mansir Bako was demoted from the rank of Superintendent of Police to Deputy Superintendent of police.
Bako was first accused of misconduct, he was tried by a disciplinary panel and was found to be innocent.
However, another disciplinary committee within the police hierarchy found him guilty and recommended for his demotion.
A senior official from the Police Service Commission who spoke to Brekete live radio program on Wednesday, confirmed that Bako was sacked for investigating Abba Kyari.
She said, the police alleged that investigation carried out by Bako against the Buhari chief of staff exposes the police to danger.
The senior official wondered why a police officer will be demoted for investigating Kyari who has no immunity.
She however promised that the Police Service Commission will do everything within its power to reverse the demotion.
An official from the Police Service Commission on Thursday at Brekete Radio program explained that Bako had no authorization to investigate Kyari.
He also added that Bako did not only investigate Kyari without authorisation, but was sending threat messages to Kyari. The messages made Kyari to report Bako to Department of Security Services (DSS), hence leading to Bako arrest by the DSS from his residence.
During Bako trial, he admitted carrying out the investigation without authorisation, but pleaded to be forgiven for professional misconduct, police official said.
Although the disciplinary committee recommended for Bako dismissal, the Police Service Commission reversed the decision and opted for demotion.
WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR), had on Wednesday reported demotion of police officer for investigating Mr. Kyari, the Police Service Commission has confirmed the action, but said it was done as a punishment for Bako unprofessional conduct.