Don't Give Any Policeman Your Phone at Checkpoint: DCP Tells Nigerians, Many React to Video

Don't Give Any Policeman Your Phone at Checkpoint: DCP Tells Nigerians, Many React to Video

  • Bassey Ewah, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), has said no police officer has the right to check a civilian's phone unless there is a warrant for such
  • He has warned Nigerians to stop giving any officer their phones at checkpoints, saying if anyone is under investigation, the police will present a warrant
  • According to DCP Ewah, after a warrant has been presented, the police can then demand the phone

A Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Bassey Ewah, has warned Nigerians to stop giving any policeman at checkpoints their phones unless they provide a warrant to demand the gadget.

In a video that was shared on Instagram by @thenationnewspaper, the officer could be seen addressing an audience, saying if anyone is being investigated, the police will present a warrant and demand the phone.

Bassey Ewah
DCP Bassey Ewah has warned Nigerians to stop giving police officers their phones without a warrant. Photo credit: @thenationnewspaper
Source: Instagram

In his words:

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"Please, do not give anybody your phone. If we are investigating, we will present a warrant and then demand for the phone."

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Social media reacts

Many social media users soon flooded the comment section of the post to share their thoughts. Many expressed distrust for the police.

@oduolatoyin wrote:

"Police? Not to be trusted at all."

@d.bestman.3956 said:

"No mind him ooo, is a political statement."

@lynecontour commented:

"They will kill people if they refuse and brand them armed rob***s. They didn't tell you that too?"

@kennysbeautycontour wrote:

"Is this applicable?"

@odebe_____01 said:

"E nor Dey work for Nigeria."

Police officer dismissed for stealing phone and money belonging to job applicant previously reported that a 24-year-old police officer was dismissed for stealing a phone and some cash belonging to a job applicant identified as Bolaji Ajiboye.

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Following his dismissal, the suspect appeared before Osun state magistrate court in Osogbo.

Police prosecutor John Idoko said the defendant committed the offence on August 24, 2020, at about 8:30pm at Osun state command headquarters of Nigeria Police Force in Osogbo.

According to Idoko, the defendant stole a bag belonging to the applicant where he kept a Techno Camon 12 mobile phone and N25,000. The phone is worth N58,000.


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