Meanwhile, a total of 430 officers, comprising three Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGs), a police commissioner, one deputy police commissioner, one assistant police commissioner, eight CSPs and 36 SPs are going to be retired next week.
A document released by the force secretary further revealed that 58 DSPs and 320 ASPs are also going to be affected by the retirement.
A copy of the document seen by our correspondent revealed that majority of the affected officers joined the police force in 1984 and put in 35 years in service.
However, two who have only served for 33 years are going to be retired on age ground for attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60 years.
On the impending retirement of 500 officers, the police spokesman DCP Mba said the force has an inbuilt mechanism for dealing with such developments.
He said, “Once you are recruited into the Force, the certainty of retirement is as the night follows the day.”
He said statutory retirement based on age or length of service never comes to the police leadership as a surprise, adding that they constantly monitor the staff list, establishment list and service record of personnel.
Source: Daily Trust