- The Nigeria Police has reacted to the trending video of an officer carrying a tray of food for a VIP at an event in Kwara state
- While revealing that the officer involved has been identified and summoned, the Force described the incident as unprofessional
- The Acting Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi has now revealed the next line of action authorities are taking on the matter
Police authorities in Abuja have said that it is probing the viral video of an officer performing 'maid duties' for a female VIP in Kwara state at an event.
A footage from an event in Kwara in which a police orderly was seen carrying food for a 'big woman' at an occasion had sparked outrage from Nigerians on social media.
The Police condemned the incident
Speaking with The Punch on the incident on Wednesday, March 2, Acting Force Public Relations Officer Muyiwa Adejobi condemned the incident stating that it is embarrassing to the image of the Force.
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Adejobi said the officer in question has been identified and summoned to Abuja for questioning.
He however refrained from divulging the name of the officer involved or the female VIP.
“He (the policeman) has been identified. He is coming to Abuja to meet us. We’ll ask him questions and take the necessary action. We need to discourage such a thing because it is embarrassing the image of the Force and we can’t continue to be experiencing that kind of a thing because it is highly unprofessional,” Adejobi said.
Police arrests officers for assaulting a lady
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Police had arrested 4 officers and a sergeant for assaulting a lady.
The police in its official Facebook page, also announced that the officers are currently being held in the detention facilities of the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) adding that the case is being investigated by the X-squad unit of the command.
In a video that went viral on Thursday, January 20, about five policemen were seen exchanging words with some road users.
"SGT Jude Ogudu and 4 others spotted in the viral video assaulting a lady have been arrested by the Edo State Police Command. "They are currently being held in the detention facilities of the State CID. The case is being investigated by the X-squad unit of the Command," the Police wrote.
Police arrests officer caught receiving bribe
In other related news, Legit.ng reported that the Police had arrested Officer Makedomu who was caught receiving bribe from someone.
The police public relations officer, Frank Mba, revealed on the NPF's official Facebook page on Sunday, November 11, that Makedomu was on special duty with the safer highways patrol in Lagos.
Mba said that the sergeant is on trial on a two-count charge of discreditable conduct and corrupt practices at the provost department of the state command of the force.
On his part, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Adamu, ordered the innocent Nigerian to take back his money extorted from him by the policeman.