Police officer, caught in viral video praising a particular cult, arrested; as IGP condemns act

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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).

According to Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the officer, identified as Corporal Matthew Isaac, attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command, had been arrested.

Adejobi further stated that the act of the officer in question, which was clearly calculated to portray the NPF negatively, was a discreditable conduct in line with the provisions of the First Schedule to Regulation 370 of the Police Regulations.

Adejobi said 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.

He said that thev Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba had directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of Ebonyi State to detail the Command’s OC Provost too 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.

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