June 21, 2024

Indiscipline: Officer in viral drunken video already sanctioned – FPRO

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Etim Ekpimah

The Nigeria Police Force has said that the riot police officer captured in a drunken state sitting on the ground and being mocked by some children in a viral video trending on social media has been sanctioned for unethical conduct.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that the force took diligent steps and ensured that the inspector was disciplined in accordance with extant laws regulating the Force.

The statement read: “The Nigeria Police Force wishes to state emphatically that the Mobile Police officer captured in a drunken state sitting on the ground and being mocked by some children, in a viral video currently trending on social media, had been appropriately sanctioned for the unprofessional and unethical conduct displayed in the video.

“Recall that the video trended in the year 2020, and the Force took diligent steps to ensure the Inspector was disciplined in line with extant laws regulating the Force, which led to his demobilization from the Police Mobile Force and other disciplinary sanctions as contained in letter CH:5660/DOPS/PMF/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.78/116 of 11th December 2020. It is however appalling to find the same video being trended for clout without recourse to existing facts.”

He added that the police while charging officers to maintain proper, professional, and ethical conduct in and out of the uniform, calls on all and sundry to discountenance the video and its content as it serves no genuine purpose.

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