Nigerian ‘Uniform’ men: The biggest law breakers!

I write this with a grim countenance.
The everyday typical Nigerian, will attest to all I’m going to say.
But what are we going to do about it?
I’m at a loss on that one. Hence the grim countenance  😦

Our uniformed men, especially the Police, Mobile Police (Mopol), and Army are seemingly above the law.

I’ve seen them carry out gruesome acts to innocent citizens on the road all because they have right of way on any lane of the road!
They are always right.
They cannot be talked to.
Infact, you should not dare look them in the eye!
They want to be revered and they get it the armed-way.

Now, I agree that they are useful and helpful to our dear country, Nigeria.
They protect us and defy death by going on headstrong into war-torn zones.
Their testimonials are very many and not well recompensed.
We are thankful.

But who did they sell all their ’empathy’ to?

My belief is that apart from ‘high profile citizens’ and/plus ‘well loaded cash’ (both of which are, by the way, married), and their ogas at the top, every other person is beneath their feet or stupid or should not even exist!

Recently, in this era of social media and the rise in mobile phone ownership, a few incidents of their defective acts have been recorded and posted on social media.

Hmmm… But if dem catch you dey video dem, your own don finish!

Victims caught filming them have lost their phones and thrown into cell, beaten and sometimes tortured.

It’s not an experience anyone should witness. The loss is more than the gain.
And the average Nigerian haven’t the budget for bail-money, purchase of cell phones or hospital treatment incessantly.

What can be done to curb this madness?
This is not a rhetorical question.

Thank you for reading.

Priscilla Esuku
© 2015


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