The Lagos State police command has arrested a police officer that was caught with a beer bottle while on duty. The inspector has now been identified as Emmanuel Egba.
A picture of Inspector Egba holding a bottle of beer was captured and made public by a national dailies on Wednesday, prompting the Lagos Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal to order his arrest.
However, the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Chike Oti, in a statement issued yesterday disclosed that the policeman, identified as Inspector Emmanuel Egba, had been arrested.
Oti said: “The attention of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi has been drawn to a publication in which a police Inspector was caught in camera holding a bottle of beer.
“The officer in question has been identified and arrested. He is Inspector Emmanuel Egba, a police motorcycle rider attached to Area ‘M’ Command, Idimu and not Rapid Response Squad (RRS) as erroneously reported.
“When the Inspector was questioned by senior officers, he denied the allegation, stating that he recovered the beer bottle with liquid contents from a driver who was drinking right inside his car in traffic.
“He feared that the driver might get himself intoxicated thereby endangering his life and that of other road users.
“The case is, however, being investigated at the Command Provost Section and if his claim is found to be false, appropriate disciplinary action will be meted out to him after an Orderly Room Trial.”