‘Drunken’ police inspector arrested, subjected to mental checks

The Nigeria Police said it has arrested an inspector who was filmed drunk in a video which has since gone viral online.

The inspector is attached to the police command in FCT Abuja.

“Following the viral video of the ‘Drunk Policeman’ at CBN Junction, the FCT Police Command has identified, arrested and taken into custody the Police Inspector shown in the video,” the police said on Sunday.

“Furthermore, the Commissioner of Police Bala Ciroma has ordered that the Police officer be subjected to psychological and medical evaluation, preparatory to the commencement of disciplinary actions against him.

“In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police wishes to unequivocally state that the behaviour portrayed by the Policeman in the video does not depict the standard discipline of the Nigeria Police Force.

“While urging residents to remain calm, the Command wishes to reiterate its unflinching commitment to the protection of lives and property in the Federal Capital Territory.”

The statement was issued by FCT police spokesperson Yusuf Mariam.

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