The reportedly drunk policeman caught on camera around Akowonjo, Dopemu area of Lagos State, who has since been dismissed by the Police authorities has spoken in the incident.
The 42-year-old Police officer, Kadima Useni, with force number 176219, said he does not take alcoholic drinks, but only seized the said bottle from some Police officers’ children.
In a video footage of Useni, who was attached to Mobile Force Squadron 22 Base, Ikeja, was seen holding an alcoholic drink bottle .
A Police source said: “The Inspector-General, Ibrahim Idris, directed the state Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, to fish out the erring policeman for appropriate disciplinary action.” The source said when the erring policeman was eventually fished out, he denied drinking. The source reported that Useni, who was looking very sober and remorseful, said he does not drink. “I don’t drink alcohol” he had claimed.
I only collected a bottle from the children of police officers, who were carrying it. Later, I returned it. It didn’t occur to me that I was been videoed, while I held the bottle.” He added.