The Nigeria Police Force has arrested a policeman in a viral video showing an officer singing and dancing with the cultists.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, condemned the policeman for brandishing a rifle in praise of a particular confraternity (cult).
A statement with ref. Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.4/ 118 and signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Saturday, said the policeman 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 NPF negatively, is 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,” Adejobi said.
He noted that the Baba 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.