DRUNK POLICE OFFICERS WILL NO LONGER BEAR ARMS – AIG HASSAN
The Nigerian Police have said they will no longer allow men of the force who abuse alcohol and drugs to be in possession of firearms, adding that this will reduce cases of accidental discharge and indiscriminate shootings.
The move was revealed by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2, Bala Hassan, at the Police College, Ikeja Lagos, during the launch of medical kits for urine drug test, and mass screening for hypertension and diabetes.
He explained that such officers would go through rehabilitation before handing over to them the responsibility of protecting lives and property.
He said, “These officers and men need to be very healthy, fit and safe in order to be able to carry out these statutory duties.”
Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Medical Services, Dr Modupe Obembe said every police officer was expected to be physically, mentally, emotionally and socially fit.
Dr Obembe, however, warned police officers to shun self-medication, stick to their sexual partners and avoid unprotected sex; have regular exercise, and prioritize good health.
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