Police dismiss drunk officer
The Lagos State police command has dismissed a policeman, Inspector Kadima Useni with appointment number 176219 from its force over an offence bothering on drunkenness.
Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal dismissed the officer after a dirrective from the Nigerian Inspector General of Police.
An online statement issued by the Police Public Relations Office(PPRO) Lagos Command, Chief Superintendent of Police(CSP),Chike Oti stated that his dismissal followed a directive by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris to the Lagos CP to to fish out the drunken Policeman ,whose video went viral on the social media for appropriate disciplinary action.
The statement added that inspector Kadima Useni got drunk at Akowonjo, the Dopemu area of Lagos state.
According to Oti, “During interrogation, the officer affirmed that he was the one in the video, he was therefore tried in orderly room and summarily dismissed to serve as a deterrent to others.”
He continued, “To prevent reoccurrence of this type of incident, the CP has directed the officer in charge of the Command Provost Section to embark on tour of all police formations and barracks within the state with a view to identifying and shutting all beer parlours within the police community.”
In the same vein, the CP warns against offering policemen alcoholic drinks while on duty by members of the public.
He added that henceforth any policeman found drunk on duty will be visited with similar punishment.
Report by Akoh Godday