2 Policemen with their Superiors summoned to Force Hdqtrs, face sanctions for escorting Students Union’s President
Two unnamed police constables serving in Jimeta Police Division of the Adamawa State Command have been set aside by the Nigerian Police Force for possible sanctions over alleged misconduct.
According to reports, the Force headquarters has referred the two officers to the Force Provost for disciplinary actions over their misconduct during the convention and election exercise organised by the National Union of Adamawa State Students (NUADSS) between September 4 and 5, 2023.
The Policemen were seen in a viral video on the social media escorting the car of the newly elected President of the Students Union.
But, reacting to the development, the Police Headquarters said the two Policemen went beyond their brief and purpose of their deployment to the Students Union event, adding that their actions were unacceptable and do not represent the values of the Police Force.
Taking to his verified X platform (formerly Twitter) on Monday, Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said both Policemen and their superiors had been summoned to the Force Headquarters in Abuja for appropriate action.
Adejobi wrote: “We are committed to maintaining professionalism and upholding the dignity of the Nigeria Police Force. Regarding the recent incident involving two Constables escorting a student union president in Adamawa State, their actions were unacceptable and do not represent the values of our force.
“The officers, who are attached to Jimeta Divisional Police Command, along with their superiors, have been summoned to the Force Headquarters for appropriate action. It’s important to note that they were deployed to maintain peace and security during the convention and electoral process organised by the National Union of Adamawa State Students (NUADSS) on 4th and 5th of September, 2023. Their actions were not in line with the purpose for which they were deployed. They have both been referred to the Force Provost for further disciplinary actions.”