The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has ordered an investigation to unravel the identity of an officer captured smoking weed in public in the Ijora area of Lagos State.
The viral picture was said to have been taken by a concerned fellow and posted online.
The post was reposted by Instablog on Instagram with a message; “Nigerian police officer at Ijora Lagos smoking weed on duty.”
The acting Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, who condemned the incident, said the IGP would take necessary disciplinary action against the errant policeman.
Adejobi noted that the Lagos State Police Command had been contacted to fish out the officer for appropriate sanction.
He said, “The police have commenced necessary action on this ugly scene. We have contacted the Lagos command to fish him out, name and shame him, and necessary disciplinary measures will be taken from the office of the IGP with immediate effect.
“This is condemned in its totality. It’s quite unfortunate that we can see an officer of the police, in uniform, degenerate to this level. We just kick against this to serve as a deterrent to others.”