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Police commence orderly room trial for suspected cultic officer

By Odita Sunday (Abuja) and Monday Osayande (Asaba)
10 May 2022   |   2:58 am
The Police High Command has commenced an orderly room trial for an officer caught in a viral video, singing, dancing, and brandishing a rifle in praise of a particular cult group.

Muyiwa Adejobi

Uncover drug cartels in Delta

The Police High Command has commenced an orderly room trial for an officer caught in a viral video, singing, dancing, and brandishing a rifle in praise of a particular cult group.

Confirming the trial, police image-maker,  Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Muyiwa Adejobi told The Guardian that the provost marshal of the police is now in charge of the matter.

According to Adejobi, the officer has been arrested and will be investigated by the provost, who will also try him according to the findings of their investigation.

“If he is confirmed to be member of a secret cult, he risks being dismissed and prosecuted.

“The Police authority will never allow such criminal, unethical and discreditable act to thrive in the force,” he added.

Adejobi stressed that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, had condemned the ‘unruly’ conduct of the affected officer. He said the officer had been identified as Corporal Matthew Isaac, attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command.

He said: “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 Inspector-General of Police has directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of Ebonyi State to detail the Command’s OC Provost to hand over the erring officer to the Force Provost Marshal 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.”

MEANWHILE, the Police in Delta State have raided drug cartels in Sapele town, and displaced suspected drug barons after demolishing their structures to end their criminal activities.

The Police team led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Robinson Nwabyuisi, stormed the cartels’ location with local Vigilante groups in Sapele council of the state at the weekend.

Nwabuisi, told newsmen yesterday, that the suspects fled when they sighted the Police to avoid arrest.
He said the Police got wind of their activities through good spirited individuals and hence they came to stop them.

Nwabuisi noted that all types of illicit drugs were being sold at the locations, which are not accessible by vehicles. He said there was another cartel called “Pedro Cartel”, whose business is located at Commercial Avenue, Sapele, a perpetual hiding place for drug addicts, with residential houses. Nwabuisi advised residents to always report criminal hideouts as they are not good training grounds for their children.