Lagos state police command has arrested and detained a police motorcycle rider, Inspector Emmanuel Egba, after he was seen with a bottle of beer.
Newspaper publication shows picture of the officer holding a bottle of beer while on duty.
Upon getting the news, Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal ordered his arrest and investigation into the incidents.
Police spokesperson, Chief Superintendent of Police(CSP), Chike Oti, stated that the officer claimed he recovered the bottle from a driver.
His statement reads: “The attention of the Commissioner of Police has been drawn to a publication in which a police Inspector was caught on camera holding a bottle of beer.
“The officer in question has been identified and arrested. He is Inspector Emmanuel Egba, a police motorcycle rider attached to Area ‘M’ Command, Idimu and not Rapid Response Squad (RRS).
“When the Inspector was questioned by senior officers, he denied the allegation; stating that he recovered the beer bottle with liquid contents from a driver who was drinking right inside his car in traffic.
“He feared that the driver might get himself intoxicated thereby endangering his life and that of other road users.”
Oti, however, noted that proper punishment will be apportioned on him if his claims were false.
“The case is however being investigated at the Command Provost Section and if his claim is found to be false, appropriate disciplinary action will be meted out to him after an Orderly Room Trial.”