Here’s why the Nigerian Police has trended on Twitter all day

In light of an official press statement by Seyitan Babalola, detailing her experience at the hands of the Nigerian Police on the orders of popular entertainer, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo also known as D’banj, Nigerians have instituted a conversation on social media on the questionable practices of the Nigerian Police.

In the statement, Seyitan who earlier accused the entertainer of raping her, alleged that the Nigerian Police had gained entry into her house posing as delivery agents. She explained that she was arrested and her devices ceased while they proceeded to detain her. The statement noted that she was threatened to keep quiet on the rape allegation, causing many Nigerians to criticise the Police for illegal and controversial practices many know them for.

Apart from condemning their reported actions in Seyitan’s statement, many recounted instances in which they had been maltreated by police officials. 

 

Many individuals accused the Police force of incompetence, corruption amongst many other things.

 

Many Nigerians were angered and ranted more on the topic in reaction to an opinion piece in a National daily; declaring that the police are human and so are not above mistakes. 

 

Nigerians countered the premise in the aforementioned article and asserted that there are some professions in which officials are not allowed to “goof” such as pilots and policemen. 

 

Many made references to past events in which they believe that the police had unlawfully protected the accused. Some recalled the story about police officers appearing at the house of Nigerian singer, Timi Dakolo, brandishing weapons. Many Nigerians suggested that they were employed by the accused, Pastor of The Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Biodun Fatoyinbo who had allegedly raped Dakolo’s wife years ago. 

 

Dozens of users condemned in entirety, the trend of the Police being used as a tool of injustice in the hands of those in power. 

 

The Nigerian Police is yet to confirm or reject the allegations tabled against them in Seyitan’s statement. 

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