The policeman whose picture went viral on social media for allegedly being drunk on Friday has been arrested.
The yet-to-be identified officer was photographed by a Twitter user in Amuwo Odofin and shared on @Gidi_Traffic Twitter handle, was seated on a motorcycle with another officer, supporting him.
According to the poster, the officer who was dressed in uniform was drunk and staggering to the point that onlookers had to assist his other colleague to prevent him from falling.
However, he was arrested after the attention of the Commissioner of Police Fatai , was drawn to the picture.
The police boss, it was learnt, immediately ordered the X-Squad leader to identify the officer and detain him for interrogation.
It was gathered that the newly deployed CP who has embarked on tour of the various divisions across the state, has also caught about three Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) drunk on duty.
Owoseni, The Nation gathered, had gone on most of his tours without informing the DPOs, thereby, catching most of them in one illegality or the other.
It was also learnt that police officers who engage in bribery and extortion of commercial motorists, as well as arbitrary arrests are being arrested across the state.
Oweseni has given orders for the bundling of police personnel around Okota, Isolo and Ejigbo who rip off innocent citizens with impunity, adding that most of them have been arrested already.
Confirming the arrest of the drunk officer, the state command’s spokesperson, Patricia Ikpowansa-Amadin, said he was being interrogated.
“He has been arrested and will be investigated. He was alleged to have been drunk so that is what he is being investigated for.
“There are a myriad of punishments that he could face according to the Police Act and Regulations, and the adjudicating officer is at liberty to choose from those punishments if he is found guilty,” she said.
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