Drunk police inspector arrested for unruly behaviour in Abuja
By Cyril Mbah, Abuja
The Federal Capital police command has arrested an inspector captured in viral video misbehaving in public, while drunk and in uniform.
Spokesman of the FCT police command, Miriam Yusuf confirmed the arrest of the officer and disclosed in a statement that he would be subjected to medical and psychological evaluation as part of disciplinary actions recommended against him.
The PPRO stated that the evaluation will help the police determine whether the officer was fit to continue in service.
Miriam said the unnamed officer was arrested at the CBN junction where eyewitnesses who recorded him alleged that he was misbehaving in public.
According to Miriam, the Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma also ordered that proper disciplinary actions should be taken against the erring officer to serve as example for others.
“The Commissioner of Police wishes to unequivocally state that the behaviour of the police man does not depict the standard discipline of the Nigeria police force,” the statement said.
Recall that at the heat of the #EndSARS protests, a drunk armed police man killed his colleague while demonstrating how he would defend himself from attack by protesters. He promptly shot himself dead with the same gun at the spot where his friend was killed.