The police have demoted a corporal Isaac Matthew who appeared in a viral TikTok video pledging allegiance to a cult group.
In the video, Matthew sang and danced, brandishing a rifle in praise of a secret confraternity. He was attached to the Ebonyi State Police Command.
Force spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement on Sunday said the corporal was demoted to the rank of constable following an orderly room trial.
“This decision follows the outcome of the Orderly Room Trial of the concerned officer and a review of the recommended punishment for the offences of Discreditable Conduct, Promoting Secret Cults and violation of the Social Media Policy (SMP) of the Nigeria Police Force,” the statement read.
Adejobi added that the “Force is currently looking into many other disciplinary cases of unprofessionalism and misconduct by officers in encounters with members of the public.”
According to him, the inspector-general of police Usman Baba charged all police officers to uphold professional ethics, discipline and the ideals of the Nigeria Police Force.