Lagos state Police PRO, Opetodolapo Badmus, has for some time now been keenly monitoring the complaint from Nigerians about the operations of SARS, an anti-robbery squad of the Police and this has given her serious concern.
Opetodolapo has been one of many Police personnel who has tried going out of her way at ensuring she helps investigate some cases to see how the wrong victims con be vindicated and it has not been easy for her because she has too many things to handle.
The officer took her time out write an open letter to the bad eggs among them warning that not every youth especially with dreads and other hair styles are fraudsters are there are some hustling hard to make a legitimate living.
Read the Open Letter below;
Bad eggs within the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), please be informed that not all good looking young men out there are “yahoo yahoo” boys, a lot of them are young Nigerians “hustling” up and down to make ends meet.
Kindly note that some young upcoming stars believe that weaving, plaiting and designing their hairs rastafarianly is another way to be accepted as an entertainer (even though most times it doesn’t appeal to me). Some couple of days ago, I saw the son of a high ranking officer with a dreadlock hair style, does that Indicate that he’s a fraudster?! Hell “No”, that young man is well trained and brought up, he’s just shooting his shot in the entertainment world. It will therefore be highly unfair for any security agent to arrest him under the guise of being a yahoo boy.
Dear colleagues in SARS, can we do more in combating violent crimes?! Can we take a clue from the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team whose main aim has been to rid the nation of criminal elements? This team has done a lot to protect our nation, they always sacrifice their comfort and sleep ! By so doing they’ve been able to abort violent crimes such as kidnapping, armed robberies etc. They have not only rescued victims but made arrests (Evans, Offa robbery etc).
Dear SARS we appreciate the ones among you doing what is right while we advise the bad eggs to take a clue from IRT team and stop causing pains to legit young men and their families. Please note that it is not right to accost anyone on the road and start checking his or her phone, respect people’s privacy and rights!…THANK YOU. God bless Federal Republic of Nigeria, God bless Nigeria Police Force.