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Submit to search because everyone is a suspect – Nigerian Police

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The Nigerian Police on its official Twitter account has said every citizen of the country is a suspect.

Of what crime? We’re not sure.

The official account said this while defending the police from allegations of manhandling citizens for no just cause.

A TwitterNG user, Mister Mo, had made a tweet about wishing for a future where his son will not be manhandled or shot just because he wears a beard or carries a laptop.

The PoliceNG Twitter wrote:

The future u want is here. Educate ur children to always submit to police search if requested cos everybody is a suspect.

The account also suggested that only journalists are allowed to take videos of policemen.

When a TwitterNG user said recording a police officer would result in imprisonment, the PoliceNG account asked: “are u a journalist?”

The account went on to excuse the behavior of errant policemen, saying the “hustle environment” they work in make them act the way they do.

See the tweets below:

7 Comments

  1. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    September 12, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    All members of the Nigeria Police force work for the Nigerian people. The Citizens has got the rights to video tape you especially when conducting your so called searches. Legal or illegal. One doesn’t have to be a journalist to do so period. (Your opinion) Nigeria Constitution permits citizens to refuse police searches especially those without any probable cause(s). Indiscriminate shooting by some members of the Nigeria Police force shouldn’t be condoned. by anyone. Dear Police officer you and your colleagues are not above the law. If you break the law. You will pay the price. A word is enough for the wise. I ‘m just saying.

  2. Olivia

    September 12, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Mumu people, worthless animals called Nigerian Police. Mmmtchewww!

  3. Pak

    September 12, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    That’s why there is a huge difference between “a cop and a police”. Nigeria police ain’t trained to be one. My bad

  4. Me

    September 12, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    What a shame! We live in a jungle.

  5. Meee

    September 12, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    So tell me what’s the difference between you guys and the white police in the US? Are you really any better than them???

  6. barrister lawyer

    September 12, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Like police twitter account, like SARS murderers masquerading themselves as law enforcement agents on the road. The worst kind of people in Nigeria are police officers. I am a lawyer, interacting with the police regularly is part of my Job, and in all my dealings with them, I am yet to come across a single decent police officer. They are – by a very good margin, the most corrupt and and heartless people in this country. A bunch of people blinded by an unquenchable obsession for illegal money.

  7. Moyo

    September 13, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Is the police trying to create its own law, I thought everyone was innocent until proven guilty

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