The surge of a viral video of a man in Nigerian Police Uniform caught smoking shisha has got Nigerians talking over the weekend.
A report by Vanguard confirmed the news of the unidentified uniformed man “heavily smoking shisha in an undisclosed location.”
The report added that the eyewitness ho captured the embarrassing event was making mockery of the supposed police officer.
Reacting to the video, the Nigerian Police said investigation has commenced to discern the authenticity of the video and to apprehend the culprit.
A statement published on the official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police revealed that the investigation will seek forensic authenticity of the video and identity of the uniformed man.
The Statement reads partly; “the Nigeria Police Force has commenced investigations into the viral video showing a man wearing what appears to be a Nigeria Police “uniform” smoking shisha.
“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; email@example.com, or DM on our social media platforms.”
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