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#EndSARS: People calling for scrapping of SARS "may likely be armed robbers" - Police Spokesman Jimoh Moshood - BellaNaija

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The spokesperson of the Nigerian Police Force Jimoh Moshood has said the people calling for the proscription of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) may be armed robbers, The Cable reports.

Nigerians on Twitter have, since Saturday morning, with the hashtag #EndSARS, been sharing their experiences, a lot of them featuring extortion and some deaths.

Although former vice president Atiku Abubakar has contributed to the hashtag, calling for the government to look into reforming the police, the presidency is yet to make a comment.

Speaking to The Cable, Moshood said SARS is doing “fantastically well” in the country and there hasn’t been any violation of human rights. He said:

As we speak, SARS is doing fantastically well across the country in reducing incidents of robbery to the barest minimum… they are doing very, very well.

There has not been any specific violation of human rights against any SARS personnel. So anybody that is spreading such a rumour is not doing the nation any good.

SARS has no excesses and when there is any, we do investigate.

The call for SARS to be scrapped should be condemned by all well-meaning Nigerians. Anybody calling for their proscription is not doing the nation any good and such people should be suspected as having something to hide.

He added that the police does not permit the violation of human rights by its men, and the ones who do so are apprehended.

He added that people should stop “spreading falsehood,” and the people trending the #EndSARS hashtag may be armed robbers themselves. He said:

Accessibility (to the police in cases of complaints) is very possible, he said, adding: “We do not take any infraction or violation of human right of any Nigerian likely. You know that so many police officers have been dismissed and even charged to court.

So, Nigerians should not give in to insinuations from people that just come to the social media and start spreading falsehood. Such people spreading such information may likely be armed robbers themselves.

There are laid down rules for police procedures and any police officer that go beyond boundary to do something outrageous which is against the law is apprehended.

25 Comments

  1. Spicy

    December 3, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    What a wow

  2. Rich

    December 3, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    The police are not addressing sars harassing people anyhow! Its getting too much!!

  3. Ec

    December 3, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    ? continuously putting ignorant , uneducated dummies in positions of power

  4. Honestina

    December 3, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Anyone close to this man should tell him I say he’s a fool foolstop.

  5. MurderSheWrote

    December 3, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    And this, my fellow Nigerians is the reason why we, as a country are in a deep dark ditch. Clap for yourself Oga PRO. You and your other semi-illiterate ignorant mofos. God will soon heal this land of you people. The clock is ticking. Time is running out on mediocrity, foolishness, backwardness and ancient ganganisms. Tick tock tick tock. Idiots.

  6. Dainty

    December 3, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    This man has a talent for spewing rubbish

  7. Emmy birth

    December 3, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    This man is a BIG FOOL i must confess. Like instead of you guys to profer solutions your busy spitting rubbish.

  8. Mrs chidukane

    December 3, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    For crying out loud you even have video evidence. Nigerian parents syndrome. Never admit your faults and God forbid you apologize for doing wrong. It is glaring that all this is true yet you just have to release a rubbish statement. The reason we always call on the President is because it is him alone that can compel these people under him to do their jobs. Its a shame they have just kept quiet. Too bad.

  9. Ezinne

    December 3, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Stupid!

  10. Debola

    December 3, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Just Wow!!! People have evidence/ stories and you can spew this????

    Just WOW!!!!!!!!!

    And you are someone’s father

  11. www.thelmathinks.com

    December 3, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    F*cking hell. Somebody pls come and help me close my mouth. We are in trouble in this country. Please who can i report Nigeria to? ???

  12. Neyoo

    December 3, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Maybe this man does not leave in our country or his getting return from his boys #SARS

  13. Tofmege

    December 3, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    This man is such a fool SARS arrested some boys and getting them free after paying them the sum of 200 thousand…..this man moshood is now here saying shit……I think Nigerian police don’t like their self they want war from the youths??

  14. chinwe

    December 4, 2017 at 5:49 am

    Oga please is that what they asked you to say? Call the people that gave you feedback armed robbers? Nigeria… our beloved…..

  15. unadite

    December 4, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Ate you minding the low life? They place their crooked boys on target and collect returns na

  16. Victor

    December 4, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Nigerian police is the worst and they will not repent. Imagine the police calling the citizens they always victimize criminal. Oga take your time. There is God Ooooooh.

  17. Endsars

    December 4, 2017 at 7:26 am

    With all due respect sir, you really need to walk on the street and make a survey about the activities of your men SARS I would advice you carry out a survey to know the actual activities I know you would closed that unit within 24hrs

  18. ajankolokolo

    December 4, 2017 at 9:44 am

    This stupid and useless man will never see anything good in his life

  19. kris

    December 4, 2017 at 10:25 am

    This jimoh of a police must be a beneficiary of sars misconduct and this statement alone should cost him his job.he thinks nigerians are fool.he is the criminal.#sackjimohmoshood

  20. adewale

    December 4, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    i think this man that call himself P.R.O does not have brain, he is a fool, i think he is also dirty.

  21. Mzfavie

    December 4, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Wehdone sir…until one of your daughter get harrased by Sarz….oloshi….God punish you

  22. OmoSandy

    December 4, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Mr PRO, you are big fool. This says a lot about you too, your are the thief, everyone knows the police is not our friend and you guys are just bunch of thieves. Instead of you to proffer solution you are saying nonsense, awon oloribuku gbogbo. Iru iro n borun. I hope you all rot in the hottest part of HELL. But before then I’m sure you will all die in a VOLCANO. Eyin ole buruku yi

  23. Joseph's

    December 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Mr. PRO u need to walk on the street and hear people comment.
    how much is SARS salary? is tattoo a crime? is dreesing on Jean a crime? Caring a laptop even with receipt on Nigeria street a crime? wht is the role of SARS in Nigeria constitution? please sir i need answers to this questions till then i reserve my comments.
    hope u know that Nigerian police was rated among the most worse force on earth.

  24. Annie

    December 4, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I remember when my dad got a new SUV.he brought it home and traveled.my Lil bro removed the plate number in one of the cars and transferred it to the SUV.SARs stopped him,asked for ID,questioned him and let him go.it was when he was about to open the car that their boss told his boys to stop him that it’s a stolen vehicle,kidnap suspect and fake ID.we bailed him +car 500k.it was later he told us he once met their boss when he was an intern in Warri refinery and gave him 3k when he stopped him and was like he wants to money(was actually the first time they met) talking about paying fees and buying stationaries for his kids and he possibly picked up the plate number which was what he used to collect that huge amount from us.?.My bro didn’t return home from the station cause my dad told him not to.they are good now though.

  25. Victor

    December 5, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Abi this one is mad ni?? We should report any case to the police station as if noooo we haven’t. Those that reported ended up in cells and still paid over 20k for bail. Baba, come to Ife and see what your people are doing. Because I use an iPhone and I’m fair in complexion they conclude I’m a yahoo boy. That’s how they arrested me at 10pm on my way to my hostel and took me to atm and withdrew 15k themselves before freeing me in the middle of the night. Had to walk back home. Baba, all of you are mad, very mad.

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