Nigeria Police Force has approved the punishment of reduction in rank from Corporal to Constable for Isaac Mathew attached to Ebonyi State Police Command, according to authorities.
The Officer, who was fully dressed in a Police uniform, was singing, dancing, and brandishing an AK47 rifle in praise of a secret confraternity in a TikTok video that went viral on May 7, 2022.
The Force Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday.
“This 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.
“The Force is currently looking into many other disciplinary cases of professionalism 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.”
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc(+), NPM, fdc, has admonished all Police Officers to uphold professional ethics, discipline, and the ideals of the Nigeria Police Force.
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