The drunken police officer who caused a scene last Friday in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State after he drank himself into a stupor, has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force.
Captured on video misbehaving in public, the film of the officer( pictured sitting on a motorcycle aided) identified as Aminu(surname withheld) went viral and got the attention of his employer.
In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, DSP Patricia Amadin, the command said it frowned at the conduct of the officer, and has commenced investigation into the misdemeanor.
The statement read, “The attention of the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, has been drawn to a pictorial publication depicting a policeman in uniform alleged to have been drunk.
“This is to inform the general public that the said policeman has since been identified and arrested by the command and that the Commissioner of Police has ordered a full blown investigation into the case, in accordance with the Force disciplinary procedures.
“In line with the stand of the current force leadership on discipline, the Commissioner of Police has repeatedly warned police officers of the command to desist from engaging in acts of indiscipline and going contrary to the ethics and professional standards of the Force, which are capable of dragging the name of the force and the command to disrepute.”