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By on November 8, 2012

The Men in Black

The men in black are Nigeria’s most notorious cult group. Forget about the Black Axe, the Buccaneers and even the terrorists in the North and other regions of the country, the Nigerian Police are the real bad guys in society.

In the past one week, at least three souls in Lagos alone have been lost to the wayward bullets fired from the cold rifles of the even colder hearted police force.

In the name of defending Governor Fashola’s traffic law, the police have gone on a killing spree reminiscent of the Italian mafia movies. In the past 48 hours, an Okada driver and a bus conductor have had their lives cut short.

No word on arrest of the erring police officers and the senior management of the police are turning a blind eye to the atrocities committed by their rank and file.

Only yesterday at Ikeja roundabout, a police man decided to stop my vehicle and ask for some document. The irony is I had not broken any law but must have looked like an easy target for the traffic cop. I was able to deflect all his advances for a bribe and he eventually alighted from my vehicle after adding about fifteen minutes to my travel time.

Traffic cops are suddenly wanting in on the action. The action Fashola’s laws have created. Now this is not a case against Fashola’s laws, infact those laws may be the best thing for Lagos since Agege bread. It’s the way the law enforcement are going about enforcing the traffic law that is draconian and it must be put to a stop.

The Inspector General must call his goons to order. The incessant, needless and merciless killings must stop. What happened to police is your friend? What happened to “to protect and to serve”? Why are the police so trigger happy?

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  1. Patrick Enikeh

    November 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Nice article,infact the way the nigeria police behaves in enforcing these traffic law is getting out of hand they should be quickly call to order.

  2. James Fadayomi

    September 25, 2015 at 4:03 am

    Some of Nigerian Police can not write a Statement, they can only ask for Money from the poor People….shame on them. ilitracy, selfishness and dirty.