No laws criminalize the questioning of a Police man or an elder, but a Nigerian could apparently have lost her life at the hands of an officer for doing just that.
In a Facebook conversation about a policeman’s mistreatment of lady by smashing her phone, a supposed Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) weighed in with an opinion so shocking and ominous it should get the attention of the Nigeria Police.
On a thread where people where discussing the cop who smashed a lady's phone, this ASP came charging in saying he would have killed the lady if he was at the scene. @segalink pic.twitter.com/fT9HwEvj7j
— Aijay/cyberagbero™ (@cyberagbero) April 1, 2018
The officer’s name is given on Facebook as ‘Buloljohnsam Samuel’, with a connected Instagram account by the same first name, though the account is private.
Mr Buloljohnsam’s terrible sentence composition should raise concerns on the quality of officers in Nigeria’s primary intelligence and security organisation, but his threat is obviously the more pressing alarm to be feared at this time. Online bullying is generally regarded as a repulsive behaviour without place in civilized spaces and not even the arms-bearing privileges that come with a Police badge could make it remotely tolerable to bully people on the internet.
I am making an official complaint @PoliceNG @PoliceNG_PCRRU on this matter about this disaster waiting to happen as reported & flagged below. This creature should not be on the job. Will do all I can to ensure he doesn’t retain his job & anyone that stands in the way will follow. https://t.co/jqjGLaqwBb
— SEGA L’éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) April 1, 2018
But this is far more than bullying. Here, an officer is allegedly telling an individual how lucky she is to still be alive because he had not been on duty at the scene of the incident. Surely that must be a concern to authorities at Louis Edet House if the Police is the Nigerian’s friend?
With the report of the promotion of Danjuma Ibrahim, one of the police officers fingered in the killing of six persons in Apo, Abuja, in 2005, to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of police (AIG), recent news from the Police has been anything but popular with the mass of Nigerians.
Reporting a police officer is not an automatic call for his termination but a fatal threat by a law enforcement officer to a citizen should not pass lightly without an objective assessment and inquiry.
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