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Is Nigeria Police Really To Protect?

[color=#990000]It's quite obvious that Nigeria Police will never be friendly as the case may be, despite how heartless they proved to be, some reasonable Nigerian still manage to motivate the shadow of our country (Nigeria) but how will a man feel to know that the same people he thinks his family can always pick up the phone and call upon in the time of danger happen to be the one that request for nothing else other than to sexually mess up with his daughter or even his wife? hmn! I hope I can find a heart to forgive The Nigeria Police as a whole. Things would have been so lighter if I'd not been a confirmative witness of the issue. It was on my way coming from my place of work on 22nd April 2006. I happened to be on a night duty which I have to close by 11pm, and their street check point happened to be very close to my house in Port Harcourt. though I've been stoped several time and I would only tender my Identity, just some minutes after I was asked to go, four average age girls were stopped and asked to pay for their release but unfortunately, non of them has cash to rescue themselves to my greatest surprise these girls were asked to lie down on a bear floor and got them Molested. What a shameful act, the greatest challenge that can happen to anyone in life, tell me how you would feel if your sister, wife or even a close friend of yours is Molested? can someone tell me what kind of country is this ours? When actually are we going to stop living under illusion in this country? is there a curse on Nigeria?

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Nigerian Police is the worse Govt body we av, from 1star to IG, they are full of poo.

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O'seun! you are so funny. which higher rank are we talking about again when the custables are there beating the innocent girls telling them 'lie down make oga Bleep' just imagine the case of Tafa Balogun, I think is a wise say that Nigeria Police Constitutes more problem to our society @ large.

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Since both of your stories are from Part Harcourt, maybe the Port Harcourt police is woeful.

Have you heard of Operation Sweep and Fire for Fire? Do you know I have actually followed a lady to the police station to report a physical assault case and they attended to the person? It wasn't even sexual assault.

We have both good eggs and bad eggs in the Police. President Obasanjo's regime was making progress before the regretable third term fiasco started. Some Nairaland job seekers recently applied for police training, so there's hope.

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Seun, sometimes I wonder if you live in Nigeria [no offence intended].

Maybe in your region there's less crime. Let me share a story.

I boarded a bus enroute from Wimpey to the University of Port Harcourt. The driver and the conductor were chattering wildly and from I made out, they had just dodged some armed robbers.

Nt long after I boarded, we came across a police 'check-point', complete with a standby 'Anti-Robbery Squad' van and some police officers. One of them was taking the 'toll.'

'Area!' the driver hailed. 'If you see wetin I take my eye see today -- na just luck I take escape from those armed robbers.'1

'We hear the gunshot too,' 'Area' replied.2

'So wetin una go do?' the driver queried.3

'Na to pursue armed robbers I commot for house this morning?' the policeman asked, getting annoyed. 'Abeg bring the thing commot for here.'4

'So na to collect 20 naira you commot house come do?' the driver retorted.5

We were 'cleared' and told to wait for almost one hour before the driver parted with 200 Naira -- with plenty of 'abeg.'6

Translation [pidgin English to English]:

1. You need to see what I saw today -- I was lucky to have escaped from armed robbers.

2. We heard gunshots

3. What are you going to do about it?

4. Did I leave my house this morning to chase armed robbers?

5. So did you leave your house to extort 20 naira from me?

6. We were released after plenty of pleading

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About molest case that dortzman witnessed: what action did you take to seek justice for those girls? Did you try reporting the case to the higher ranked police officers? The fact is that there are criminals like that in every country, but if we are too timid to look for ways to deal with them they will keep operating with impunity.

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As someone currently living in Nigeria, I believe that our policemen are ok. Yes, they are quite corrupt, but when there's a break-down of law and order they are usually there to save the day.

If you think policemen are bad, try armed robbers and street urchins. A policeman would hardly wake up one morning and just decide to start killing people of a particular religion or tribe. what we have is better than nothing at all.

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We don't have policemen -- we have savages.

Sometimes I wonder what's wrong with this country. We have the cash, yet policemen are not well-paid. Instead, barely literate people are picked off the streetand given guns.

Little wonder everyone outside Nigeria thinks we're savages. Introduce yourself as a Nigerian and you'll see the looks you'll get. Pathetic.

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