The Nigeria Police Force has reduced the rank of one of its officers, Isaac Mathew.from Corporal to Constable.
KanyiDaily recalls that the officer attached to Ebonyi State Police Command, was seen in a viral TikTok video on May 7, 2022, fully clad in police uniform singing, dancing and brandishing an AK47 rifle in praise of a cult group.
CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the force spokesman in a statement on Sunday, June 5, said the decision follows the outcome of the Orderly Room Trial of the concerned officer and a review of the recommended punishment for the offences of Discreditable Conduct, Promoting Secret Cults and violation of the Social Media Policy (SMP) of the Nigeria Police Force.
Excerpts from the statement read:
“The Force is currently looking into many other disciplinary cases of unprofessionalism and misconduct by officers in encounters with members of the public,”
“Meanwhile, orderly room trials are ongoing and decisions reached at the end of such trials will be made known as the current police administration is committed to a transparent, accountable and proactive policing system in Nigeria.
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, therefore charges all police officers to uphold professional ethics, discipline and the ideals of the Nigeria Police Force
“He further charges them to be committed to self-discipline in line with the IGP’s policing agenda of ethical regeneration, restoration of professional standards, enhancement of anti-corruption drive with a view to having the desired Police institution Nigerians deserve.”
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