IGP Orders Officer’s Arrest Over Alleged Links To Cult Group

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IGP Orders Officer’s Arrest Over Alleged Links To Cult Group

Inspector-General of Police, (IGP), Usman Alkali, has ordered the immediate arrest of a police officer, Corporal Matthew Isaac, who was seen in a video clip that went viral online allegedly pledging allegiance to an undisclosed cult group.

A statement issued by the force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Saturday, said the IGP strongly condemned the action of Mr. Isaac describing it as an “unruly conduct.”

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Corporal Isaac was attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command.

“The act of the officer in question, which is clearly calculated to portray the Nigeria Police Force negatively, is a discreditable conduct in line with the provisions of the first schedule to regulation 370 of the police regulations,” Mr. Adejobi said.

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The force spokesperson said the officer’s actions equally violated the provisions of the Nigeria Police Force’s Social media policy, penal code, and other extant laws regulating the conduct of police officers.

Mr. Adejobi also added that the IGP has directed the Commissioner Of Police in Ebonyi State to ensure the handing over of the erring officer to the force Provost Marshall for necessary disciplinary actions.

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The IGP warned officers to ensure total compliance with the laws guiding the Force, noting that any breach of the laws would attract severe sanctions.

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