- Police PRO, Bright Edafe has reacted to singer, Skales' post asking if there are police officers in Nigeria
- Edafe said Twitter is not a police state, suggesting that the Nigeria Police Force doesn't relate to an unofficial tweet
- Some Nigerians have reacted to the police officer's tweet, asking why police officers arrest people over tweet
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The Public Relations Officer of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, has reacted to the call for the police to investigate the death of singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.
Edafe said social media platform, Twitter is not a police station, implying that there must be an official complaint before the police can commence an investigation.
The police PRO stated this via his Twitter page, @Brightgoldenboy.
“Twitter is not police station! Twitter is not police station!! Twitter is not police station!!! May his soul rest in peace, Amen”
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Nigerians react to "Twitter is not police station" post
Edafe's post has generated a lot of reactions from Nigerians.
If the family dont put in a complain , the police cant do anything ..... Even though we know in this case the police is hapless ,let the family lay a complain first.
You people should stop saying this things it’s embarrassing. Twitter can be used to track police misconduct that are not in line with procedural justice which can help the police to address issues related to legitimacy of the police in the eyes of the public. In advance countries they use that to test and track in evidence based policing. Go back to school please.
Yes, X formerly ( known as Twitter ) is not a police station, agreed! However, it is a platform that can be used to disseminate credible and real-time incidents to be acted upon by our law enforcement agencies, that is why you are here to observe and investigate issues of interest. The annoying thing is that when you report an issue to the police at the station, you may become the culprit ( as alleged ). This is the situation most people find themselves in. I opined that, it is safe to draw your attention to incidents on SM platforms until there is a total rejig of the NPF when citizens can freely walk into any of your facilities without fear or intimidation.
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I think in cases involving rumors of murder, law enforcement officers typically should conduct an investigation to gather evidence and determine whether a crime has been committed. If they have reasonable grounds to believe that a person may be involved, they may visit that person to gather more information or potentially make an arrest. However, it's important the families of the dead person consult with legal professionals or authorities while investigation is ongoing.
This is crazy! Then why does the police have twitter accounts? Why do you have a twitter account? Omo, you guys just keep showing us that we’re on our own
But you arrest people and put them on trial for slander against your big bosses on Twitter..
You even batter some of them and deny them Bail.
The Bright in your name is a case of mistaken identity.
But you arrest people based on what they did or said twitter..
Operatives use twitter to carry out successful investigations, announce missing person or wanted persons on Twitter..
Use Twitter to salvage the dwindling reputation of the Police ...
Las las you are right sir
“Mohbad should undergo autopsy”, UK-based Nigerian doctor
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a popular doctor on X (formerly Twitter), Olufunmilayo Ogunsanya, said a post-mortem should be done on Mohbad, the late singer. Mohbad's death has continued to generate mixed reactions.
Reports earlier surfaced that the singer's partner unsuccessfully pushed for an autopsy before he was eventually buried.