IGP arrests officer over cultic act
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has condemned the unruly conduct of the police officer caught in a viral video, singing, dancing, and brandishing a rifle in praise of a particular cult group.
The police spokesman, Chief Superintendent of Police, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the officer has been identified as Corporal Matthew Isaac, attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command.
“The act of the officer in question, which is clearly calculated to portray the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) negatively, is a discreditable conduct in line with the provisions of the First Schedule to Regulation 370 of the Police Regulations.
“His actions equally violated the provisions of the NPF Social Media Policy (SMP), penal laws, and other extant laws regulating the conduct and discipline of all police officers.
“The IGP has directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of Ebonyi State to detail the command’s Officer-in-Charge (OC) Provost, to hand over the erring officer to the Force Provost Marshall for necessary disciplinary actions.
“The IGP further warned officers to ensure total compliance with the laws guiding the force, as any breach would be severely sanctioned.”