In the early hours of today, a video of a random uniformed Police officer downing a bottle of beer emerged online. Just like another viral funny video, many watched and laughed at the Police Officer’s misconduct, but have Nigerians forgotten the dangers of Police officer drinking on duty so soon?
Separate from the inherent challenge with security, the reoccurring misconduct of Police killing civilian is another menace that needs to come to a dead end. Over the years, reports of random Police officers opening fire on civilian and sending innocent souls to early grave over seemingly normal disagreement that can be settled through dialogue, have on many occasions given the popular warm saying “Police is your friend” all sort of negative interpretation. Can this misconduct be truly cubed if the Police Officers continue drinking on duty?
Earlier in January, it will be recalled that The commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command CP Edgal Imohimi gave a public warning that Lagosian should stop giving his men free alcoholic beverages. And any of his men caught drinking on duty will face an unspecified harsh punishment. Is it safe to say the Nigerian Police Officers trained to safe our lives are not knowledgeable enough to say no to free drinks on duty? To prevent the lives of other innocent Nigerians from the menace of this misconduct, what disciplinary action do you think Police officer drinking on duty undergo? Express your passion in the comment section
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