Police arrest drunk officer in viral video

Police arrest drunk officer in viral video

- Drunk police officer seen in a viral video has been arrested

- The officer, according to the FCT police command, will undergo a psychological and medical test

- Some Nigerians said the officer's action might be borne out of frustration or spiritual attack

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) on Sunday, November 29, disclosed that it has arrested a drunk officer caught in a now-viral video at CBN junction in Abuja.

Yusuf Mariam, the police public relations officer of the FCT police command, made this known in a statement on Twitter, saying the officer was identified, arrested and taken into custody.

ASP Mariam said the police officer has been subjected to "psychological and medical evaluation" in line with the directives of the FCT police commissioner, Bala Ciroma.

Police arrest drunk officer in viral video
Police say drunk officer in viral video has been arrested. Credit: PoliceNG
Source: Twitter

The police PRO also disclosed that necessary action will be taken against the police officer after the end of his medical evaluation.

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Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted to the video of the officer who appeared drunk.

A social media user, Imhen wrote:

"Residents seized a gun from a drunk policeman to prevent him from shooting carelessly. This happened on Saturday at CBN junction, close to police command headquarters in Abuja."

A Twitter user also wrote:

"15% of the police work force have similar drug related issues. We don't want to upload videos of some of this officers because people will always tell you that they could loose their jobs and they have a family to take care of, and that Nigeria is just about surviving."

Erestan wrote:

"It may be psychological and spiritual.I think it is time for all members of the Nigeria Police Force to pray for him and his family for quick recovery.I pray in the name of Jesus every spirit of frustration out...Amen!God bless Nigeria Police Force."

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In a related development, police said it arrested two officers who were caught in a video assaulting a woman at the Odo Ori Market, Iwo Osun state over alleged breach of lockdown directive.

The force, in a statement released on Saturday, April 18, described the behaviour of the officers as "unwarranted, unnecessary and unjustifiable."

The police inspector general, Mohammad Adamu, was said to have been angered by the viral video and immediately directed the CP Johnson Kokumo, the commissioner of police in charge of Osun state command where the incident occurred, to get the officers arrested.

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