DRUNKEN POLICE OFFICER ALREADY SANCTIONED -NPF. Rights Monitors
The Nigeria Police Force has called on Nigerians across board to discountenance the trending video of a police officer in a drunken state being mocked by some children and going viral on social media. The Force mouthpiece maintained that the affected police officer in the video had been appropriately sanctioned way back 2020 when the event occurred in line with the extant laws regulating the Force.
According to the press statement released to RIGHTS MONITORS news on Saturday October 29th, 2022 and signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, the affected Inspector of Police in the trending video was appropriately disciplined and this led to his demobilization from the Police Mobile Force and other disciplinary sanctions.
The statement reads in part:
“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.
“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”.
DRUNKEN POLICE OFFICER ALREADY SANCTIONED -NPF. Rights MonitorsDRUNKEN POLICE OFFICER ALREADY SANCTIONED -NPF. Rights Monitors