Rivers Viral Video: Police Demote One, Reprimand Another

….As IGP Tasks Officers on professionalism, respect for fundamental rights

The Nigeria Police has demoted one Adejoh Siaka from the rank of Inspector to Sergeant.

According to a press release on Tuesday,18th April 2023 signed by the Force Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, he said that similarly, one Sergeant Ndiwa Kpuebari who was also present at the scene but took no steps to discourage such inappropriate and shameful act was severely reprimanded.

Recall that after complaints and findings on video evidence widely circulated on Sunday 9th April 2023, on social media of assault, discreditable conduct, and incivility to members of the public, at Emouha, Rivers State, conducted a follow-up orderly room trial of the affected policemen by the Force Provost Marshal.

However, one Inspector Friday Obaka, who was later discovered to have been absent from the scene of the skirmish was discharged unconditionally after the proceedings.

“In all, the three Policemen will be posted out of Rivers State to other Commands and Formations to continue their police duties, Adejobi said.

He further said that the Inspector General of Police has therefore tasked officers and men of the Force to be diligent and uphold the lofty tenets of professional policing in the discharge of their duties with respect for the fundamental rights of all citizens in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).