The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has dismissed speculations on social media, stating that seven of its officers were forced to resign.
The agency clarified that the said officers resigned voluntarily, noting that none of them was forced to quit the service.
It noted that staff resignation to pursue other life interests is well provided for in the National Police Service, under the NPS Service Standing Orders (SSO).
"The DCI attention has been drawn to allegations doing rounds in social media insinuating forced resignation of 7 DCI officers," stated DCI.
"Therefore, the officers reported to have resigned did so under the 24-hour rule on diverse dates last month and were not forced to leave the service as alleged," it added.
According to DCI, the detectives based at different specialized units within the Directorate left to pursue their careers in the private sector as financial investigators, fraud experts, and IT specialists, among others.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.