The Nigeria Police Force has said two unnamed police constables serving in Jimeta Police Division of Adamawa State Police Command to the Force Provost for disciplinary actions.
The duo will face the disciplinary actions over their misconduct during the convention and election exercise organised by the National Union of Adamawa State Students between September 4 and 5, 2023.
The police constables were seen in a viral video on social media escorting the car of the newly elected President of the Students Union.
Reacting to the development on Monday, the Force 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 NPF.
The Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, took to his verified X (formerly Twitter) handle on Monday.
He said both police constables and their superiors have been summoned to the Force Headquarters, Abuja for appropriate action.
Adejobi said, “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 organized by the National Union of Adamawa State Students 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.”