Some of you recently sent us text messages complaining about issues against the police, reporting crime or commenting on police actions and conducts. We have published some of your complaints and comments below.
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Good day sir. Please, I want to put to your notice what some mobile police are doing on the Benin Asaba express way by
the toll gate, before Agbor in Delta State. Some weeks ago, we were going to Onitsha on an official issue. A mopol (Mobile Police Officer)stopped our vehicle at that point and asked us to park proper. We acted on his order but before we knew it, he left us and immediately, some group of boys came and asked us to give them our vehicle papers. After going through them, they told us that we didn’t have their local government papers. They took us to Agbor where they extorted N16,500 from us for papers that we had already. Sir, the appropriate body should be informed of this ungodly conspiracy. Tivere, Benin City
“With all these, they demoralize and frustrate a policeman…”
Sir. God bless you for your good initiative towards aligning this ill-fated institution called the Nigeria Police. The hierarchy of the NPF is the problem of this institution by 80 percent, through their bad policies and commands. They keep on transferring the rank and files indiscriminately without taking into consideration their wages and the distances of the transfer. With all these, they demoralize and frustrate a policeman. The worst effect is that they separate breadwinners from their immediate families! How would you expect a policeman to perform well with all these inconveniences? Until all these things are addressed properly, please forget about the police for now. If government like, let all the equipment be procured, let the men be sent to Scotland Yard for training and retraining, the status quo will still remains. I am Inspector Effiong – Lagos.
Winning Public Trust
Good day. I listened to your interview on radio and I want to say kudos to you. I would love to say that there is difference between being in the police force as a means of employment security and being in the force because of a passion for justice. Our police force is filled with men who are in it for job security rather than men dedicated to providing security for the people. Like you said, if the police can win the trust of the citizens, I seriously think crime would reduce. Because I, as a citizen wouldn’t dare report a matter when I know I would have myself to blame when they turn it against me. And the quickest way they can do that is making an arrest of one of their own who breaks the law and bringing him to justice publicly. GOD BLESS YOU. Luke
We Need Police Post
Settlements like Iyesi and environs in Ota of Ogun State need police stations. Residents do not need to be going to Sango every time. The distance can discourage the report and prevention of a crime. The number of people at Iyana up to Iyesi and the rest requires at least a police station.
Thanks – Anonymous
Police won’t act on case of fraud
A Nigerian defrauded me, having taken advantage of my kindness. His name is ADAMS MORUF. I reported to EFCC who referred me to the police. I wrote to them and there has been no action since three years ago. Adams is abroad now, so said his elder brother, Fred, in Lagos (080-23068612). It’s a scam by both. I have all evidence. Please guide and help me get justice. Obi Odono, Enugu.
Jebba-Ilorin frequent robbery
Please help deploy police along Jebba-Ilorin road in Kwara State. People are being robbed and killed along that road at night every day. There are OPC men there but when night comes, they leave and robbers begin to maltreat innocent people. Please help us out. I almost became victim of this wicked people sometimes ago. Kelly Ochai.