NIGERIA: IGP Baba Condemns Act Of Officer Praising Cult Group In Viral Video… As Police Identifies, Arrests Officer

NIGERIA: IGP Baba Condemns Act Of Officer Praising Cult Group In Viral Video… As Police Identifies, Arrests Officer

By Augustine Ehikioya

 

Worried by misconduct of his personnel, 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 confraternity (cult).

A statement issued on Saturday by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), said the officer in the video has been identified as Corporal Matthew Isaac, attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command.

It said “The act of the officer in question, which is clearly calculated to portray the 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, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, 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 Marshall for necessary disciplinary actions.”

The IGP, according to the statement, also warned officers to ensure total compliance with the laws guiding the Force “as any breach would be severely sanctioned.”

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