A police provost, Insp. Kadima Useni, attached to Police Mobile Force, Squadron 22 Base, Ikeja was on Wednesday dismissed by Lagos State Police Command for getting drunk on duty at Akowonjo, Dopemu area of Lagos State..
Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, in a statement on Wednesday, said the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had directed the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, to ensure appropriate disciplinary action was taken against Useni, who was shown to be drunk in a video that surfaced online earlier in the day.
“During interrogation, the officer affirmed that he was the one in the video; he was therefore tried in orderly room and summarily dismissed to serve as a deterrent to others,” he said.
The PPRO added that the CP had ordered the shutdown of all beer parlours located in police formations and barracks in the state.
“To prevent reoccurrence of this type of incident, the CP has directed the officer in charge of the Command Provost Section to embark on a tour of all police formations and barracks within the state with a view to identifying and shutting all beer parlours within the police community.
In the same vein, the CP warns against offering policemen alcoholic drinks while on duty by members of the public. He added that henceforth any policeman found drunk on duty will be visited with similar punishment.” Oti said.