The Assistant Inspector-Normal of Police answerable for Zone 2 (Lagos and Ogun States), Adeleke Adeyinka has protested in opposition to the unprofessional discharge of obligation by personnel that would carry concerning the resurgence of the unforgettable #EndSARS episode.
Naija Information understands that the police boss gave the advisory whereas addressing officers on the Ogun State Command throughout his go to to Abeokuta on Thursday.
Recall that Nigeria recorded a large protest in October 2020 when residents took over main cities to protest in opposition to excesses of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS), a now-disbanded police tactical unit infamous for cruelty in opposition to crime suspects.
Naija Information recollects that the protest morphed from social media campaigns into road demonstrations that attracted the eye of the worldwide communities.
Talking in Abeokuta earlier on Thursday, AIG Adeyinka urged operatives to be extra skilled and civil whereas coping with members of the general public to keep away from a repeat of the EndSARS protest in Nigeria.
In accordance with him, one other #EndSARS protest might result in the top of the Nigeria police.
“One other EndSARS might result in the top of the police,” The PUNCH quoted the officer as saying.
“The criminals that perpetrated that act that point are going to return out extra skilled. The errors they made then, they don’t seem to be going to make them now and that’s the reason your conduct in direction of the members of the general public should be efficient,” the AIG added.
Adeyinka additionally lamented the excessive charge of cultism amongst law enforcement officials and warned them in opposition to misconduct and different acts that will set off civil unrest.
He charged the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, to fish out officers concerned in cultism and cybercrime, who in response to him, are giving the police a foul identify.
Adeyinka mentioned: “In case you (police officer) are a cultist I don’t assume it is best to present it to folks as a result of it’s flawed and are you aware why it’s flawed even if you’re not depraved, for those who belong to a cult group there isn’t any means you aren’t going to favour a member of your cult, except you aren’t a very good cult member.
“A scenario the place a police officer is a member of a cult group and folks within the society know that he’s a cultist, his actions are associated to cultism, I believe it’s unhappy.
“There are a few of our policemen too now which might be into cybercrime, popularly know as yahoo-yahoo, particularly policemen who discover themselves in locations the place now we have establishments of upper studying, it is vitally widespread. You (commissioner) have to fish them out and you should preach to them.”