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Is there basically a Nigeria police power?

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Below the Nigerian Constitution, Share 214(1) establishes the Nigeria Police Force in writing.

Below the extant police Act signed in 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari, the police are assigned the most captivating duties of rules enforcement and there are a plethora of provisions on sanctions that awaits police operative who’s unprofessional and indisciplined. On the opposite hand, from empirical files, the Nigeria Police exists no longer for the commoners however the police fill been overwhelmed and overpowered by indiscipline fair as the majority of the operatives are no longer as professionally inclined as the prison guidelines, precepts and expectations of Nigerians would desire them to be. 

On this allotment, I’m presenting four samples of encounters between Nigerians and contributors of the Nigeria Police power to place a really easy premise and an emphatic statement that Nigeria doesn’t fill a police power as it wants to be and as it is all spherical the World in such jurisdictions admire the USA of The US, the UK,  Australia,  Fresh Zealand, Japan, China and even South Africa as it fill been.

Many causes and excuses are adduced to articulate these are why Nigeria Police Force is mainly no longer an even power to reckon with and is the leisure but a legit rules enforcement institution but merely a contraption with folks made heads of the various departments but whose style is rudderless and lawless and because of the there is absence of oversight responsibility by the dysfunctional Police Carrier Commission, what we fill can’t basically be described as a passe Police power judging from long-established pedigrees of an identical establishments in other international jurisdictions aforementioned. 

There became an stumble upon between a businessman in Anambra Whisper and the Anambra Whisper Police Notify in what’s clearly a case of policemen turning their detention facilities, utilizing their uniforms and weapons paid by taxpayers to kidnap, blackmail, extort a Nigerian whom they framed up in some phantom charges and made him cough out N18 million from within the route of the police cell in Awkuzu, Anambra Whisper within the identical infamous SARS facility in which many young individuals of Igbo origin fill been framed up by the police really led by an Igbo born police officer and killed in likely the most most troubling cases of extrajudicial execution of electorate which became one amongst the components that instigated the nation-huge protests by youths in opposition to police brutality two years back. 

In the present day in Nasarawa Whisper, a passe Federal Commissioner of the National Inhabitants Commission became attacked and killed at the same time as the Police and squaddies he invited by no formulation assisted to rescue him. 

Certainly the police within the Nasarawa Whisper’s Notify despatched entirely two police operatives who had one gun but after they obtained to the crime scene and seen the comely weapons wielded by the hoodlums, the policemen fled and left distressed Nigerian to his destiny. 

The epic became narrated by a passe knowledge minister Mr. Labaran Maku and the survivor of that dastardly attack and the daughter of the sufferer of this gruesome killing. 

The story is that the passe Minister of Records and ex-governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Celebration in Nasarawa Whisper, Labaran Maku, spoke with a journalist Collins Sunday referring to the assassination of his marketing campaign agent, Zakari Umaru-Kigbu, by some gunmen last Saturday and listed below are the points the erstwhile minister raised. Asked what became his relationship with the leisurely Zakari Umaru-Kigbu, who became assassinated last Saturday in his residence in Nasarawa, the passe Minister fought back tears and asserted that the sufferer of this crime in opposition to humanity became his brother, friend and political ally. 

The 2d of the four subsets of experiences referring to the Nigeria Police Force is replicated within the press statement by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria titled “HURIWA responsibilities IGP on law enforcement officials accused of kidnapping, blackmailing and extortion of N18 million from Anambra businessman.”

The epic goes thus: Eminent Civil rights advocacy neighborhood, HURIWA, has expressed disappointment and sadness on the dearth of action by the Inspector-Customary of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, on a subsisting petition in opposition to Mr. Martin Ngoesina Okechukwu, Chile Ajani, CSP Patrick Agbazue, an officer responsible of SCID-Annex Awkuzu, Mr. Osim, the admin officer, Mr. Uche Chukwudi (IPO) for alleged illegal kidnap, detention and extortion of a whooping sum of N18 million from a businessman Mr. John Elochukwu.

The opposite case is that of a 12-yr-passe Gbagyi woman raped by her Igbo neighbour in Kabusa village which HURIWA dealt with and the statement we authored asked the police as follows: “HURIWA seeks justice for 12-yr-passe sufferer of sexual assault.”

The epic is as follows: “Civil rights advocacy neighborhood, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has really helpful the Federal Capital Territory Police Notify to be obvious that that justice is served within the alleged sexual abuse case interesting a 12-yr-passe woman in Kabusa village, Abuja.

HURIWA stated it visited Kabusa Police Keep, on the outskirts of Abuja, to fill a look on the development of the Police investigation on the alleged assault by her neighbour, a 54-yr-passe father of three, Mr. Ikemba, an Iron Bender. 

In step with the neighborhood, on reaching the police residence, it seen the alleged sufferer and her sorrowful individuals, it appears to be like expecting the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), to refer the matter to the Whisper Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Division (SCIID) within the route of the Federal Capital Territory Notify.

The neighborhood stated it ascertained that the teenage sufferer became kept at Kabusa Police Keep from Saturday, when the matter became reported by neighbours till Monday afternoon, on the excuse that the sufferer became kept to function a clinical memoir due to the per the Investigative Police Officer (IPO), the police didn’t desire the proof of the alleged rape to be tampered with if she became allowed to head residence along with her the individuals

The neighborhood appealed to the Federal Govt, especially the Federal Ministry of Ladies Affairs to liaise with the police to facilitate fleet clinical examination of victims of sexual assaults due to the conserving the sufferer in a police residence and detaining the suspect might maybe presumably also gather the influence that the alleged sufferer is being criminalised.

Whereas captivating to the Federal Ministry of Ladies Affairs and the National Human Rights Commission to observe the development of this matter to be obvious that that justice is performed, it additionally really helpful the FCT Police Commissioner to be obvious that that justice is performed to this weak cramped one.

The last epic is referring to the invasion of a Church in Imo Whisper by the Police from the IGP’s train of enterprise on the alleged instigation of the Imo Whisper’s controversial governor who as alleged used his Chief Security officer to perpetuate the horrendous crime of going after his political opponent Rochas Okorocha and adopted his son-in-rules gorgeous into his Anglican parish in his fatherland where he had long gone for his Mum’s burial to arrest him with policemen who wore neither uniforms nor carried identification. These police invaders of the Church shot sporadically within the route of the Church at the same time as hundreds of worshippers who had turned up for the solemn match scampered for security.

The Inspector-Customary of Police did nothing about these who utilized this attack paying homage to how kidnappers feature and after two months without action to sanction these policemen, HURIWA went to the Federal High Court docket and filed a mosey well with searching for for a mandate to compel the Police Carrier Commission to ascertain the invasion but for a month and a half of, the Chief Take dangle of of Federal High Court docket, John Tsoho did no longer place the matter so we withdrew it from the court docket since we fill been denied justice by the Court docket. 

The principle action we took became reported thus: “HURIWA petitions PSC, calls for the id of policemen that invaded Imo Church.”

The epic stated HURIWA has petitioned the Police Carrier Commission (PSC) to expose the id of the law enforcement officials, who invaded a church in Imo Whisper to arrest Uche Nwosu.

It stated opposite to the video proof and belated legitimate affirmation of the Imo Whisper Police Notify, Nwosu became arrested by the police gorgeous within the church after shooting sporadically within the course of worshippers.

These variegated cases of absolute nonchalant attitudes of the Inspector-Customary of Police, Alhaji Usman Alkali Baba, point to the most brazen signal of the existential fall down of the Nigeria Police Force and that the institution exists barely on paper due to the the IGP doesn’t care even though the total police institution collapses on his head if he has refused to expose any signal of functional and efficient leadership. 

The Inspector-Customary of Police, Alhaji Usman Alkali Baba, wants to wake up or be made to wake up and be a pacesetter who would restore the needless policing institution back to existence and no longer proceed to behave admire the legitimate undertaker of the Nigeria Police Force. 

Onwubiko is head of the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria and became the National Commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria.

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