The Police is watching from afar but MC Oluomo is being invited to be a hero

The bomb we all had no idea will explode soon enough has timed out and raging through. You can say it was caused by those who threw logical reasoning out the window because they knew they could blame anyone  – including the government – of their predicament. But that’s not why we are here today.

As of April 12, 2020, the Nigerian Police, Ogun Command, said they had arrested and paraded about 200 robbery and cultism suspects and for allegedly terrorising some parts of Ifo and Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Areas of the state.

There were reports that residents of Owode, Ilepa, Arigbajo, Itori, Dalemo, Ijoko Joju, Sango – Ota, among other communities in Ifo and Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Areas of Ogun, experienced robbery attacks between Thursday evening and Saturday.

Addressing newsmen, however, during the parade at Ifo Divisional Police headquarters, Kenneth Ebrimson denied the report of alleged armed robbery in the two Local Government areas, saying it was a case of supremacy battle among groups of cultists following the murder of a member.

Up till now, no single report of robbery attack; no attack on anybody. No case of kidnapping has so far been recorded. It is very important we know the issue at stake. The major issue we are contending with is that of cult supremacy battle that emanated from the killing of one of their members in Ifo here,” the CP said.

But the cult ‘activities’ were then reported in some areas in Lagos and while it brought up several reports of cult-related activities across the state, the focus is now on particular areas.

It is now #LagosUnrest and people are linking it with the increased poverty rate as the lockdown continues, but are we supposed to justify crime? That is not the topic now, it is that people are asking a zonal leader of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo to ‘do something about it’

As usual, it has brought up divergent views concerning the security architecture of the affected States and the country itself. Here’s what Nigerians on Twitter have to say:

Interesting times indeed!

We all should be ashamed – all together – that we all resort to asking a leader of a transport union to come to our aid – in place of the Nigerian Police.

No doubt, MC Oluomo has proven to be a force to reckon with. I mean, he could not have got to that position if he had not been brutal, but how do we explain to our kids in the near future that our security architecture is almost non-existent?

How do we explain to ourselves in the near future how we have lost all faith in a Nigerian Police that have taken it upon themselves to ‘arrest and maim’ innocent citizens instead of protecting citizens?

How do we tell the world that the Nigerian Police is another arm of men of the underworld geng?

We recognise the efforts of a few men of the Nigerian Police but we will also ask the Nigerian Police to stop audio reforms and make us believe in them.

I rest my case! For now.

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