The Nigeria Police Force has announced the arrest of a police officer who was shown in a viral video singing, dancing, and brandishing a rifle in honor of a particular confraternity (cult) (cult)
The officer has been identified as Corporal Matthew Isaac, affiliated to the Ebonyi State Police Command.
The force spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Saturday, said the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, criticised the disruptive actions of the officer.
“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,” the statement read.
“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 further warned officers to ensure total compliance with the laws guiding the Force as any breach would be severely sanctioned.”