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Police to commence investigation into a viral video of a police officer smoking shisha

In a statement released by the Nigerian Police Force, it said, “The investigation will amongst other things, seek to forensically establish the authenticity of the video, the true identity of the man in the uniform – whether he is in fact a policeman, an impostor or an actor in a movie scene.

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There is a video that went viral, showing a Nigerian police officer smoking shisha which prompted the Nigerian Police to open a forensic investigation in order to identify the police officer captured in the video.

In a statement released by the Nigerian Police Force, it said, “The investigation will amongst other things, seek to forensically establish the authenticity of the video, the true identity of the man in the uniform – whether he is in fact a policeman, an impostor or an actor in a movie scene.

“However, while not being prejudicial to the ongoing investigations, it is necessary to state that the character exhibited by the man in the uniform is not a true reflection of who we are as a regimented law enforcement agency – our trainings, discipline, norms and tradition.

“Meanwhile, members of the public with useful information that can assist police investigations are enjoined to provide same via the following; pressforabuja@police.gov.ng, or DM on our social media platforms.

Abudulrasheed Mubarak is a freelance content creator. He starting his writing career in 2011. He is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Urban and Regional Planning.

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