One of the policemen in Ebonyi State, Corporal Mathew Isaac, serving with the Ebonyi Command of the Nigeria Police Force has been arrested.
Corporal Isaac was seen in a viral video, singing, dancing, and brandishing a rifle in praise of a particular cult group.
According to a statement on Saturday by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba condemned what he described as unruly conduct of the police officer.
The IGP said,’’ 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 also 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 statement read.
IGP Alkali Baba, therefore, directed the State Commissioner to detail the Command‘s OC Provost to hand over the erring officer to the Force Provost Marshall for necessary disciplinary actions.
‘’The IGP also warned officers to ensure total compliance with the laws guiding the Force as any breach would be severely sanctioned’’.