Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered the immediate arrest and investigation into the case of a police officer, serving at the Sogunle Police Division, ASP Babatunde Adebayo, caught in a video smoking Indian hemp.
Following this development, the Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday began investigation into the matter.
It was gathered that the attention of IGP Usman was drawn to
the viral video of ASP Adebayo in the public smoking Indian hemp, while on police uniform.
According to the police spokesman in Lagos State, SP Benjamin Hundyin, in a statement issued on Tuesday, that the video of the officer was recorded in the Ijora area of Lagos.
He explained that the video went viral and caught the attention of IGP Usman, who ordered the identification of the police officer, his arrest, and investigation.
Hundyin stated that the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr. Abiodun Alabi, had directed the immediate commencement of appropriate disciplinary measures commensurate with Adebayo’s rank.
“CP Alabi has equally warned officers and men of the Command to steer clear of unprofessional and unethical conducts as any officer found guilty would be severely sanctioned,’’ he stated.
IGP orders immediate arrest, investigation of ASP Adebayo caught on video smoking Indian hemp
Apr 13, 2022, 15:00 pm053