The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has reacted to viral reports of a serving officer caught smoking weed in the public.
The photos of the said officer had appeared online after he was seen somewhere in the Ijora area of Lagos State, taking the ‘hard’ substance. The officer’s photo has caused a barrage of reactions from concerned Nigerians. “Nigerian police officer at Ijora Lagos smoking weed on duty,” the viral photo caption read. Reacting to the development in a statement, the acting Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the IGP would take necessary disciplinary action against the errant policeman. He noted that the Lagos State Police Command had been informed of the development and is doing all it can to identify the erring officer. He said, “The police have commenced necessary action on this ugly scene. We have contacted the Lagos command to fish him out, name and shame him, and necessary disciplinary measures will be taken from the office of the IGP with immediate effect.
“This is condemned in its totality. It’s quite unfortunate that we can see an officer of the police, in uniform, degenerate to this level. We just kick against this to serve as a deterrent to others.” In another news, a 20-year-old suspected internet fraudster, Peter Albert has lost his life after undergoing money ritual in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State about three weeks ago. The deceased was reportedly introduced to one Muslim cleric, Alfa Araokanmi for a money-making ritual by his 18-year-old friend David. A source told the Nation that the deceased who lives with his father and his friend David who resides with his parents have been friends for a long time also adding that the duo attend the same church. Albert asked David for help due to his unsuccessful rounds in the internet scam business.
The deceased friend subsequently introduced him to the Alfa and attributed his lack of success to spiritual problems. He told Albert that his lack of success in the Yahoo business was due to the spiritual influence of the Alfa. Thus David introduced Albert to Araokanmi aka Alfa Wa in the Iju area of Ado-Odo/Ota LGA. The source said: “David linked the boy (Peter Albert) to one Alfa Araokanmi, who promised to do some propitiation that would make the boy become a successful internet fraudster. “They actually started chatting on Whatsapp until the boy later visited Alfa Araokanmi for some money rituals leading to his untimely death.”