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General News of Saturday, 7 May 2022


IGP orders disciplinary action against Ebonyi officer praising cultists

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Saturday directed Ebonyi State Command to immediately hand over one of its personnel, Corporal Matthew Isaac, for punishment over what was described as ”unruly conduct”.

Baba in a statement issued in Abuja by the Force spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said that the officer, who was caught in a viral video singing, dancing, and brandishing a rifle in praise of a particular confraternity (cult group) will be dealt with accordingly.

The police chief specifically directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of the State to detail the Command’s OC Provost to hand over the erring officer to the Force Provost Marshall for necessary disciplinary actions.

He explained that the act of the officer in question is clearly calculated to portray the Nigeria Police Force negatively, adding that it is a discreditable conduct in line with the provisions of the First Schedule to Regulation 370 of the Police Regulations.

”The officer has been identified as Corporal Matthew Isaac, attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command,” Baba said while condemning the act.

He added, ”His actions equally violated the provisions of the NPF Social Media Policy (SMP), penal laws, and other extant laws regulating the conduct and discipline of all Police officers.”

The IGP, however, warned other officers to ensure total compliance with the laws guiding the Force, stressing that any breach would be severely sanctioned.

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