Police officers have revealed that to take the police reform seriously that Nigerians should probe Interpol Incident Response Team (IRT), Special Tactical Squad (STS) and check the account balances of all heads of police.

He said that if over N5 million is found in any account then been one of the problems has been spotted.

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So a Compatriot who is serving in the Nigerian Police got in touch with me. The officer requested that the publication of the flowing, this was after 30 minutes plus conversation on @telegram app.

For safety, I will keep the name of the Nigerian Police officer out. Hoping @NGRPresident and the Police can take note and verify independently.

The extortion of members of the public including #SARS is not with the @PoliceNG personnel on the road, it is institutional. He claims @PoliceNG commissioners embezzles security vote meant for the upkeep of operational officers. Police divisions are meant to get welfare funds but it never trickles down to low ranking officers who now buy their uniform, fuel car from funds extorted from the public.

Every @PoliceNG operational team on checkpoints, raids makes a targeted KPI weekly monetary return to their commanders, DPO’s and HOD’s who in turn makes a return to the CP of the State or the CP in charge of the unit. These CP’s makes a return to IGP. The PMF is not exempted.

The posting of Squadron Commanders is not by merit. They all make returns monthly by deducting money meant for their boys on special duties (Security covers for Celebrities, rich individuals, escorting night bus for transport companies, securing social party, banks and others.

He advised the Nigerian government to immediately ban @PoliceNG officers from operational “stop any arrest” based on the expiration of driving or vehicle license as it is a money-making scheme. The VIO or @FRSCNigeria should focus on this and transfer cases to police if need be. 6. @PoliceNG is highly commercialised from top to bottom, funds budgeted do not go to the rank and file, police equipment is meant to be repaired but long abandoned and they get votes every year, officers simply look for funds outside of the force to survive and live.

“I have a PhD and head a @PoliceNG tactical unit, myself and my unit work with pains and bitterness because they work under pressure to give returns to those above and nothing for them. I can not stop the boys so I lecture part-time to make up for my upkeep. The rot is huge”

“They should probe training funds, they should ask why @PoliceNG officers have to bribe to go on study leave. If you do not have a godfather you can not go on essential training, when you go you pay back part of your allowance to the admin team in the office”

The Nigerian Police get international supports for training officers when the slot comes, you never hear anything, all international courses are shielded in secrecy and you only see privileged people go, office-based staff are sent for tactical command weapons training abroad. The problem of @PoliceNG is not just about the fund, it is about accountability, a wholistic probe into the existing funds and then reform.

An average constable drives an expensive car when a DSP who chose to be honest walks on foot, the morale is low within the service.

High Returning Divisions: There is a division in Abia State called Ndiegoro Divisional Police Station and Eziama Divisional Police Station. Personnel of these stations just like SARS situated at Aba North LGA goes around on minibuses (Suzuki Every) with POS machines.
Up pointing backhand index Every young guy on dread or rugged Jean is a fraudster or suspected kidnapper. A certain Bishop and a policeman called Malaysia in Eziama division takes people on gunpoint to ATM and push them out of vehicles late night. These bad officers can be located by @PoliceNG

Anyone entering ABA late night is at risk. These men have been reported on many occasions but only asked to refund the money and nothing happens. The reason they are invincible is that senior
@PoliceNG officers get returns, to stop the rot, start from the head.

Ohuru-Isimiri Division in OBINGWA LGA is a nightmare to tricycle and motorcycles riders. You can visit to ask members of the public about all these stations in Aba. What happens in Aba is replicated across the other @PoliceNG divisions across the country.

The public is also part of the problem of
When officers do gallant jobs, we are seeing as just doing our job, even when we lose officers. Nigerians have made up their mind that we are all corrupt so even those who want to be honest ask why should they bother.
The public must fight for @PoliceNG
officers, do you know we ration ammunition and guns, the weapons we use against robbers with automatic weapons are outdates, when did anyone offer to visit a police station or barrack to see how we live.

If #EndsSARS or #EndPoliceBrutality is to be successful, the reform must include speaking with officers who do the dirty work, right now everyone is having a conversation about us but no one is talking to us. Police are Nigerians too, we have to build trust with ourselves.
Those talking about @PoliceNG
by officers on the streets should check how much a sergeant is paid, not to talk of a constable, you can not pay an officer 59 Thousand Naira a month, he buys uniform from it, transport and feeds the family and you expect the best from him.

The number of @PoliceNG officers is very small, even if you reform, the number we have can not deliver the kind of magic Nigerians want the police to give. The people should not be anti-police and separate the bad from the good.
I am telling you that the @PoliceNG
officers adopted by some States who pay them extra are doing very well, crime is low and they are dedicated. Nigeria should withdraw police on ‘special duties’ with VIP and those with money and influence.

The Abayi divisional police officer recently assaulted a lady sexually and detained her for stealing his money. Let the CP investigate him. Let all SARS personnel be sent back to Police Colleges and Training Schools.

Another policeman said;

“We write the name of the suspect on the ledger, if your DPO is corrupt, you will have 2 custody ledger, one is for official, the other one is for a suspect that will roga *bribe and then they will be released, so it is like they never came to station”

“Tell them to Probe STS and IRT under
@PoliceNG Force Headquarters, if they are serious, let @officialEFCC check bank account of officers from IG, AIG, CP, DIG to even sergeant, any policeman with the balance of N5Million is a thief, they can start now.”

“People should visit police college Ikeja, or go to any training school in Nigeria, no way you can produce good officers from those places. I hear the IG praising the tactical college Ila Orogun on the way to Oke file, is he joking? The place is a disgrace”
“You put police with their family in poultry and call it Barack, even to get 1 room in police barrack you have to bribe if you rent in town, you will hide from criminals and your neighbours see you as one of the bad police, the problem is big”

“Let me tell you when I joined the police, we have fuel dumps, where police operational vehicle will collect fuel daily and it is full up the tank when you come back from patrol, you record mileage and refill, now no fuel dump, you have to look for money yourself”
“When I joined the police, we had tailoring department, we had mechanics, they sow the uniform, they repair police vehicle, now everything is to contractors, they should probe why police can not keep subsidiary services, is it not civilians that take police contract?”

“I have safer highway personnel attached to me they need over 80K periodically, service tyre themselves, change engine oil, service van, where do you think they will get the money from when the official money is not coming in?”
“Regular police officer, your coursemate posted to @officialEFCC or as ADC or orderly to Politian or Celebrity will buy land and build a house in front of you, so everybody is lobbying to leave fighting crime, if they are serious, send everybody back to beat”

“Armed robbers and criminals are afraid of #SARS Wait till November and December if we don’t have something to replace them criminals will strike, police can not do without a strong tactical team but SARS has turned on innocent people, that is the problem”

Even in Police, other officers fear #SARS. They have become a cult within Police, a lot of officers are celebrating but we know we need a tactical team. The government can probe the officers, sack the bad one create a new discipline outfit”

“If they round up all the SASRS officers, look at their bank account, interrogate them on what they have done, what they know about killings, separate them from the command, some will confess.”

“Do you know civilians with money approach police to exchange family members who have committed the crime with innocent people? The person proposing and the police are all guilty, that is why I am now happy the young people are fighting for us”.

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