A video showing an unidentified drunk uniformed Zambia police service officer has gone viral courtesy of citizen journalism, reports pan african radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.
In the 37 minute armature video clip, a police officer is seen staggering and moving aimlessly to the dismay and chagrin of onlookers.
According to the chants by the onlookers, the intoxicated law enforcer is alleged to have had a fecal incident and a loose bladder as can be seen from behind the pair of trousers which partially wet.It is clear the drunken officer was on duty because of the uniform was clad in.
Reacting to the incident, Inspector General of Police (IG) Kakoma Kanganja said that he is disappointed with conduct of the officer in the video circulating on social media.
Mr Kanganja said that the said officer is a disgrace to the noble profession and the law enforcement agency.
Mr Kanganja however assured that the police high command will take appropriate punitive action against the erring drunken officer once he is positively identified.
“He will be identified and dealt with accordingly” said kanganja
Mr. Kanganja noted that it was embarrassing for police officers to engage in debasing activities that bring the integrity of the police service into public ridicule.
The police chief stated that as custodians of law and order, police officer must endeavor to be exemplary as their discharge their duty and off duty.
Dr Kanganja has also thanked concerned members of the general public for exposing the unprofessional and unethical conduct of the officer.
“It will be double punishment! Action will be taken without delay and thanks for the support” kanganja said
A journalist only identified as Steven Mvula is believed to be behind the posting of the video on the Zambia police social media platform on whatsapp and the entire social media is now awash with the same story.