Kwara CP orders arrest of drunk officer in viral video

THE Commissioner of Police in Kwara state Paul Osama has ordered the arrest of a policeman, identified as Stephen Yohana, who was captured, in a viral video, drunk while he was on duty.

In a statement on Sunday, April 30, the public relations officer (PRO) of the command Okasanmi Ajayi disclosed that Yohana is an officer under the Sare Division, Ifelodun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kwara state.

“After viewing the video, the Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama, swiftly directed that the policeman be identified and arrested.


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”The command wishes to state that the police inspector, who is attached to Sare Division in Irepodun LGA of Kwara State, has been identified and discovered to be currently undergoing medical examination in the police clinic, to ascertain the state of his mental health,” Ajayi noted.

Yohana was captured in the video urinating and excreting in his uniform while being guided by two of his colleagues.

    “He claimed his salary is not enough for him to do anything. I want the whole world to see you and wait to see what the authorities would do about the issue,” a voice was heard saying in the video.

    Stating that Yohana’s behaviour was observed to be more medical than alcoholic, the PPRO

    said the result of the officer’s medical examination would determine the command’s next line of action.

    “Consequently, the CP has directed that the inspector be put under close observation by his immediate supervisor, the Divisional Police Officer of Sare Division pending the conclusion of his treatment,” Ajayi noted.

    Ijeoma Opara is a journalist with The ICIR. Reach her via [email protected] or @ije_le on Twitter.

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