The Nigeria Police Force Headquarters on Sunday said that the policeman in viral video associating himself with a cult group in Ebonyi State has been identified as Corporal Matthew Isaac.
The officer has since been arrested, according to the Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi.
Adejobi said the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of Ebonyi State, where the policeman is serving to detail the Command’s officer in charge of provost to “hand over the erring officer to the Force Provost Marshall for necessary disciplinary actions.”
In the statement titled, ‘Cultic activity: IGP Condemns Act, as Officer in Viral Video Identified, Arrested,’ the FPPRO said: “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has condemned the unruly conduct of the Police officer caught in a viral video, singing, dancing, and brandishing a rifle in praise of a particular confraternity (cult).
“The officer has been identified as Corporal Matthew Isaac, attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command. The act of the officer in question, which is clearly calculated to portray the NPF negatively, is a discreditable conduct in line with the provisions of the First Schedule to Regulation 370 of the Police Regulations.
“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 further warned officers to ensure total compliance with the laws guiding the Force as any breach would be severely sanctioned,” the statement concluded.