The police have arrested an officer who was seen misbehaving in a video that went viral on social media.
A group of people had surrounded the police officer at the Central Bank junction (CBN) in Abuja.
“The IG must hear this. This is how you kill people,” someone had said, to which the officer, who was obviously under alcoholic influence, responded: “I have never killed anyone.”
Passers-by reportedly seize rifle from drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu today, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police command Headquarters pic.twitter.com/hBn5BoiLpR— Within Nigeria (@WithinNigeria) November 28, 2020
In a statement on Sunday, Yusuf Mariam, spokesman of the FCT police command, said the officer would face disciplinary action.
“Following the viral video of the ‘Drunk Policeman’ at CBN Junction, the FCT Police Command has identified, arrested and taken into custody the Police Inspr shown in the video,” the statement read.
“Furthermore, the Commissioner of Police, CP. Bala Ciroma, has ordered that the Police officer be subjected to psychological and medical evaluation, preparatory to the commencement of disciplinary actions against him.
“In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police wishes to unequivocally state that the behaviour portrayed by the Policeman in the video does not depict the standard discipline of the Nigeria Police Force.
“While urging residents to remain calm, the Command wishes to reiterate its unflinching commitment to the protection of lives and property in the Federal Capital Territory.”
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