- The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has sent a strong message to the Nigerian Police on how to treat civilians
- The Oba urged the police that the treatment they would love to be given, such treatment should be accorded to the civilians
- The monarch also called for community policing while hinting that the police plays an important role in the nation's security
Lagos state- The police have been admonished on better ways to handle civilians.
Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos has cautioned the Nigerian police to treat civilians the way they would love to be treated after service.
The monarch gave this advice during an interview after a private visit of the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, to his palace, The Punch reported.
This was contained in a statement released on Thursday, December 2, titled, ‘Oba Akiolu Calls For Collaborative Policing’.
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While noting that the police play an important role in the nation’s security, the monarch also stated that lack of welfare has bred bad eggs among officers.
The statement reads:
“The Monarch also identified the Nigerian Police as an important player in the nation’s security system noting, however, that lack of equipment and inadequate welfare of officers had bred bad eggs among the personnel, just as he affirmed that the Police is servant to the public and admonished officers to treat civilians as they would love to be treated after service."
Oba Akiolu further explained that every Nigerian must be security conscious and very sensitive to their surroundings.
According to him, this will enable citizens to provide timely information to security agencies when an unusual occurrence is noticed in the community.
Oba Akiolu, who commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for his efforts in improving security, also called on traditional institutes and residents to support the government.
He added that such support can be through obeying laws and paying their taxes.
Throwback to when KSA performed for Oba of Lagos
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a video has emerged on social media in which juju maestro King Sunny Ade could be seen performing for late Oba Adeyinka Oyekan II of Lagos.
In the video that was uploaded on YouTube by Chris Adeniyi, Oba Oyekan held a house party at his palace and invited his favourite entertainer to perform.
The traditional ruler and other prominent citizens enjoyed themselves with the performance and those on the dancefloors sprayed King Sunny Ade money.