Former DIG Jitoboh Takes PSC To Court, Demands N550m Damages For Compulsory Retirement

A retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Moses Jitoboh, has filed a petition at the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja against his compulsory retirement by the Police Service Commission (PSC) on August 28.

Jitoboh alongside three other DIGs were forcefully retired by the PSC for refusing to comply with the police tradition of voluntary retirement when a junior police officer is promoted over senior officers to avoid ‘status reversal’.

The retired DIG prayed the Court to declare his retirement by the PSC before his mandatory 60 years retirement age or 35 years in service, as wrongful, unconstitutional, and unlawful.

Jitoboh described his compulsory retirement as a flagrant violation of Rule 020810 of the Public Service Rules and Section 18 (8) of the Nigeria Police Act, 2020.