The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered that all beer parlours within the police community in the state be shut down.
He gave the order on Wednesday following the dismissal of an officer who was said to have been found drunk while on duty around the Akowonjo, Dopemu area of the state.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti.
The CP believes shutting down the beer parlours will avoid a recurrence of such and the dismissal of the officer will serve as a deterrent to others.
According to the statement, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris whose attention was drawn to a video of the drunk officer, immediately directed the CP to discover his identity and mete out an appropriate disciplinary action.
“The policeman who was stupefied after guzzling large quantity of alcoholic beverage was located and apprehended today 07/11/2018 at Police Mobile Force Squadron 22 Base, Ikeja, where he served by the Command Provost.
“During interrogation, the officer affirmed that he was the one in the video, he was therefore tried in orderly room and summarily dismissed to serve as a deterrent to others,” the statement read.
The CP added that henceforth any policeman found drunk on duty will be given a similar punishment.