The Nigeria Police Force has said that a drunken officer in a viral video had been appropriately sanctioned for the unprofessional and unethical conduct.
Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi who made this known in a statement on Sunday, October 30, said the video is not new, adding that the incident leading to the demobilization of the Inspector from the Mobile Police and other disciplinary sanctions, occurred in the year 2020.
“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,” the statement read.
“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.
“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.”