The Nigerian Police Force has suspended two Supernumerary Officers over discreditable conduct and violation of the Social Media Policy.
The Police noted that the action comes after the officers: Obaze Blessing with SPY number 5709, and Obaze Emmanuella Uju with SPY number 5708 were found violating the law in a viral video on August 3.
According to the Force, the officers were adorned in conventional police officers’ uniforms contrary to the code regulating the SPY service.
The Force Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement noted that one of them similarly adorned the rank of Superintendent of Police, contrary to the extant laws.
“Above all, they portrayed themselves in the viral video and other videos as undisciplined and unprofessional, in contravention of the Police Social Media Policy, with acts glorifying ill-gotten wealth and ill-morals, which has received wide condemnation from members of the public,” the police said.
Adejobi said such an act was a breach of the provisions of the Police Act, 2020 and the Nigeria Police Guidelines for Recruitment/Promotion/Discipline of Supernumerary Police (SPY) 2013.
He said the extant laws state that they must be on their approved uniform, ash coloured shirt with “SPY” inscriptions all over, over black with shoulder badge carrying the word “SUPERNUMERARY”.
“Supernumerary Officers adorning police black, neon blue or camouflage uniforms run afoul of the law and would be adequately sanctioned,” the statement added.