- A Nigerian policeman was spotted harassing a bus passenger
- The policeman was unimpressed that the chap was using an expensive phone
- The officer complained that in over 13 years of service he cannot afford such a phone
The Nigerian Police Force has come under a lot of criticism for a while now for the way their officers seem to oppress the masses and also harass innocent citizens.
Some of their high-handedness has been blamed on inferiority complex on the part of the officers and a recent occurrence seems to prove this point.
An unidentified student in Delta state was the latest victim of police harassment.
According to a Twitter user, Covenant Buhari, a police officer stopped a bus at Delta state and bullied a student for owing an iPhone X. The officer was angry that the student could use such an expensive phone when he could not afford such after working for over 13 years.
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In the video reportedly captured by Covenant, the policeman was heard saying that by June he would be 14 years in service and still cannot afford to buy a phone for N250k.
He proceeded to tell the student to carry his bag as he dragged him away from the other passengers.
According to reports, the students in the bus were prevented from continuing the journey and the policeman was said to have slapped the student and also smashed his phone.
See the video below:
Nawa o. This report is coming shortly after a young man, Kolade Johnson's life was cut short by trigger happy officers while he was watching a football match.
Kolade Johnson who was 36 years before his untimely death, was watching the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Tottenham, when the tragic incident happened.
The heartbreaking incident occurred outside a Kingstine-Jo outlet in Mangoro, near the international airport in Ikeja, as police opened fire while trying to arrest a suspect.
The police wanted to apprehend a man they thought was a criminal suspect because of his dreadlocks.
Kolade's death raised widespread criticism as Nigerians called for a reform of the police force as well as the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).
In his reaction to the killing of the young man, a human rights activist and senior advocate of Nigeria, Festus Keyamo, said the need to have special squad that protects the citizens from armed robbery, cultism and armed gangs must be accompanied by proper training of its personnel on civil engagement.
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