Kwara State Police Command has ordered the immediate arrest of Inspector Stephen Yohana who was filmed in a viral video under the influence of alcohol. The police officer who serves in Share Division, Ifelodun LGA of Kwara State Police Command was identified to be the one in the repulsive video.
The Commissioner of Police in Kwara State, Paul Odama, directed that the police officer be arrested and brought to book after viewing the viral video. According to the state police command spokesman, Okasanmi Ajayi, the officer is undergoing a medical examination to determine the state of his mental health, as it was discovered that his condition may be more medical than alcoholic.
“The result of his medical examination will determine the next action to be taken against him. Consequently, the CP has directed that the inspector be put under close observation by his immediate supervisor, the Divisional Police Officer of Share Division pending the conclusion of his treatment,” said Ajayi.
The video, which has been circulating on various social media platforms, showed the officer, Yohana, heavily under the influence of alcohol. This action, as well as the officer’s conduct, has been deemed unacceptable and unprofessional by the state police command.
The Kwara State Police Command reiterated its commitment to discipline any officer who acts against the code of conduct of the force. The force is committed to ensuring that all its officers are of sound mental and emotional state at all times, and that they act professionally while on duty.
The police command further stated that it will not tolerate any officer found wanting in any act of unprofessionalism, misconduct, or criminality. The state police command has therefore promised to continue to identify and punish such officers to serve as a deterrent to others.
In conclusion, the Kwara State Police Command has reiterated its commitment to professionalism and discipline in the force. The command has promised to take swift action against any officer who violates the code of conduct of the force