The IGP Should Consider The Redeployment Of The CP Since The People Are Now Complaining Bitterly
The constitutional obligation of the police force is contained in Section 4 of the Nigeria police Act. The Primary Responsibility of a Police Officer is to act as an official representative of government who is required and trusted to work within the ambit of the law.
The fundamental duties of a police officer include serving the community, safeguarding lives and property, protecting the innocent, keeping the peace and ensuring the rights of all to liberty, equality and justice; In performing duties, a police officer shall perform all duties impartially, without favour of affection or ill will and without regard to status, sex, race, religion, political belief or aspiration.
Though we commend CP Chris Ezeike for his doggedness in nipping cultism in the bud to some extent, but Edo people are lugubrious, melancholic, lacrimanbudus and lacrimo with the commando way and style the Anti Cultism Unit and Special Anti Robbery Squad upon the anointing and blessing of the CP go around to drinking spots to raid people who came to get some bottles of beer to keep the soul going. They will thereafter be demanding very huge amount of money for bail that is supposed to be free. We have never had it so bad like this in Edo state. Anti Cultism unit and SARS need to be resuscitated and restructure to avoid the people's revolution.
We have had Commissioners of Police like Bala Hassan, Folunsho Adebanjo and Samuel Adegbuyi who performed their duties with utmost respect for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. Fulunsho Adebanjo was and still love and idolize by the good people of edo state because he listens to the cries of the innocent persons.
During the CPship of Folunsho Adebanjo, the State Command Headquarters was not like a market place and Bank with ATM machines, the way it is today under the watchful eyes of Chris Ezeike who came like the deus ex machina to suck and milk edo people dry in the midst of poverty and economic disequilibrium that have sequester the hoipolloi. The law karma is real. Edo people have been reminded how Rev. David Ugolor was framed up.
Our amiable inspector General of police who is presently in Edo State should send some of his men to visit the cells to hear testimonies from suspects and also see how human beings are suffering there like animals. Some suspects have spent more than one month in the cell without charging them to court, hereby taking us to colonial days. IGP should do something to redeem the image of the police.
Kudos to Brother Solomon Arase for reiterating the fact that bail is free. I want to move a motion that the monies that have been collected so far in the name of bail should be refunded to the people. The IGP should consider the redeployment of the CP since the people are now complaining bitterly.