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By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja

The Police Force headquarters in A Abuja has approved the demotion from Corporal to Constable of Mr Isaac Mathew, a policeman attached to Ebonyi State Police Command, as punishment for dancing and praising a secret cult deity/confraternity while in Police uniform and holding and AK 47 rifle.

Recall that the officer was caught in a video that went viral in TikTok on May 7, 2022, showing him, dressed in full Police uniform while singing, dancing and displaying the AK-47 rifle in adulation of a secret cult group.

Making the demotion known in a statement on Sunday, Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi said, “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 of the Nigeria Police Force.

“The Force is currently looking into many other disciplinary cases of unprofessionalism 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

“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba therefore charges all police officers to uphold professional ethics, discipline and the ideals of the Nigeria Police Force.

“He further charges them to be committed to self-discipline in line with the IGP’s policing agenda of ethical regeneration, restoration of professional standards, enhancement of anti-corruption drive with a view to having the desired Police institution Nigerians deserve.”

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