A photo had gone viral on social media showing a police officer smoking weed in the public at the Ijora area of Lagos State.
An officer of the Nigerian Police Force caught on camera smoking weed has been arrested.
The image had generated a barrage of reactions from Nigerians who bemoaned the situation and demanded that actions be taken against the personnel.
Days after the photo surface on the internet, a statement released on Tuesday evening by Lagos Police Command spokesperson, DSP Benjamin Hundeyin gave the name of the erring officer as ASP Babatunde Adebayo.
The officer is reportedly serving at the Shogunle Divison of the command of the state.
Hundeyin mentioned that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has directed the immediate commencement of appropriate disciplinary measures commensurate with his rank.
He added that the police boss has equally warned officers and men of the Command to stay clear of all unprofessional and unethical conduct as any officer found guilty of these acts will be severely sanctioned.
Meanwhile, some yet to be identified gunmen have reportedly killed no fewer than twenty-five people in Benue State communities.
Reporters learnt that the criminals carried out the attack on Monday night at about 8 PM.
They are said to have simultaneously attacked several villages in three Local Government Areas of the state, shooting aimlessly at residents.
According to report, a resident of one of the affected villages had narrated that the gunmen invaded Guma, Logo and Tarka Local Government Areas of the state.
After the horror attack, the resident said about 15 corpses were recovered from the Tyotugh community in Tarka LGA while nine were recovered from Guma and one, a traditional ruler from Logo.
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