Police should change name – Oyetibo
The aim would be to re-orientate police personnel that they must not use and talk with ‘force’ when dealing with the public.
Oyetibo said this would entail an amendment to Section 214 of the 1999 Constitution.
On ongoing #EndSARS protests, Oyetibo flayed the resolution said to have been passed by some governors, especially those in the Northern region, that they wanted SARS to continue in their states despite Nigerian youths’ agitation with #EndSARS Now.
According to him,“#EndSARS Now is a metaphor to end police brutality, end police impunity, end poor welfare of police personnel.”
He said a resolution that SARS should continue meant that police brutality should continue, police impunity should continue and poor welfare of police personnel should continue, and “this, certainly, cannot be the thinking of the youths in those states.”
The governors, therefore, ought to have a rethink, as the youths are on the right path in their demands.
“Nigerian leaders must wake up and put aside political pettifogging and listen to youths. The Federal Government should set up a Police Reformation Committee to look into the welfare of the Nigeria Police. State governments should provide compensation for victims of police brutality,” he said.
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