- Sunday Japhet, a Nigerian police officer, has been arrested by Yobe state police command
- Japhet was arrested over his comment on Nigerian leaders
- The police officer on August 9 wrote on his Facebook page that Nigeria is led by evil men
Yobe state police command has arrested Sunday Japhet, a policeman, who said Nigeria is led by evil people.
The Cable reports that the state commissioner of police, Sunmonu Abdulmaliki, confirmed the arrest of Japhet but did not give details of his arrest.
Legit.ng gathered that before his arrest, Japhet had said he was not afraid of losing his life for speaking the truth to power.
He was also said to have vented his anger over the killing of his colleagues by some soldiers in Taraba state, calling for revenge.
He had complained about being owed salaries, expressing the wish that he and his colleagues could stage a protest over the incident in order to attract public sympathy.
The officer used Facebook as an avenue to express his feelings.
On August 4, he wrote: “O God! My country, so, is it that if mobile police on special assignment did (do) not protest and tell the whole world that they have no been paid, police authority or federal government of Nigeria will not pay them? I pray this very protest on 14 will bring attention of those has good in mind to speak for us.”
It was gathered that five days later, he took to Facebook to complain over the way President Muhammadu Buhari has been handling this country.
Japhet also allegedly attacked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
“This is Nigeria, with a president who wants to fight corruption and tackle insecurity, with his vice who claims to be a man of God without truth, with many elected senators, with IGP that we think things will change (under him), it’s a pity for them.
“Those that lead this country, I pray that this demonstration that is going to happen on 14 /8 in Maiduguri, Yobe, Adamawa and other places that mobile police on special duty are going to hold for their allowances the beginning of something in this great country led by evil men," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the police on Tuesday, August 13, denied knowledge of the arrest of any of its personnel over the killing of three officers in Taraba by soldiers.
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