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POLICE IS YOUR FRIEND

By | 2019-07-09T12:59:27+01:00 January 22nd, 2018|INSPIRATION|
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Corruption is when you see someone doing something wrong and you keep quiet about it! By the law of the land, it makes you culpable as an “accomplice” corruption is also when you are not helping your friend (NP) perform his/her designated duties freely. You smile and behave well in the day but frown and misbehave at night. How then do you want the Nigerian Police to enjoy the profession? 

Security of lives and properties is a core aspect every nations do not want to take for granted or handle with levity. From the international scene down the lane to domestic viewpoint, it is sacrosanct for a nation to ensure that her citizens enjoy peaceful atmosphere, such that is enhanced by uninterrupted security measures. Thus, investing half of the nation’s wealth on this core or integral facet of life will not only shield the nation from both internal and external attacks but also boost economic activities and well-being of the nation. That is a welcome language for investors.

The future of peace and prosperity that we seek for all the world’s peoples’ needs a foundation of tolerance, security, equality and justice –   Kofi Annan

Yes, security hiccups are imminent and varies from one geographical locations to the other. Yet, a government with sound security strategies will, not only but, boast of a friendly atmosphere. However the reverse is experienced when there are loopholes.

To proactively cater for the security need of the people (citizens), the government therefore establish various policing agency and departments. These units are saddled with the responsibilities of securing and protection of lives and properties of its citizens. This is where the Nigerian Police (NP) come into limelight.

The Nigerian police is designated by Section 194 of the 1979 constitution as the national police of Nigeria with exclusive jurisdiction throughout the nation. With the various prominent departments; popular amongst them include the SARS, MOPO, it is established for the sole core value – protecting lives and properties of citizens. By ways of their modulus operandi, they are under obligations to be the “people’s friend”. Little wonder the slogan “Police Is Your Friend” is commonly used. But is it true that they are really our friends?

I think the term only add credence to the profession but not the individuals who practice the profession. This brings up the thought of – who actually is a friend?

By definition, a friend is one attached to another by affection or esteem; not hostile, one that favours or promotes something (laying down his life), a favoured companion.

It could also be said that a friend is someone who is willing to take one for who the person is. Accepting these definitions of the word “friend”, may I quickly remind you what a good friend we have in the Nigerian Police (NP).

If, by the definition cited Webster Dictionary, it’s true, of who a friend should be, I think something is wrong somewhere about the activities of the Nigerian Police (NP).

The problem could be traced to some cogent factors. It is pertinent to say that Nigerian Police (NP) is characterised and controlled by human beings; individuals with different motives and reasons for joining the force (NP). Gone are the days where people are coerced to join the force – military or police. Therefore, why do people think of putting their lives on the line to protect their brethren from danger(s)? It could be for any of the following reasons, but not limited to it.

  • Selfish Interest (bribery and corruption)
  • Love and Affection
  • Past Experience(s)
  • Revenge
  • Prestige
  • Means of Survival (unemployment syndrome)
  • Intimidation
  • Protection
  • Personal Reasons, etc.

Whatever the factor that could have inspired individual to joining the prestigious security organ of the nation, it should be embraced alongside the challenges inherent in the profession. As a Police Officer, you were made to swear an oath to protect the lives and properties of the people, not to extort them or threaten their lives.

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All things being equal, Police truly is your friend. They know your environment more than you do. They are always on guard, two-four-seven, while you are either away from your hood or snoring in your sleep. They watch over things, that which does not really concern them, even for the peanuts they receive as salaries.

About the salary, it is not as encouraging as for someone working in a company that has no relevance to security of lives and properties of the nation. You could imagine an oil company worker (staff) earning as much figures as you could deem think while the Police personnel assigned to protect such staff receives peanut for putting his life at risk. Thus, the Police Personnel is fortified with a riffle to defend such staff in any case of hostility!

The argument can be objected by seeking such aggrieved Police Personnel to resign if he’s not contented with what he receives as stipend. Yes, I totally support your assertion but what if every other individuals in the Police Force follow the same well-thought assertion and abandon the force, who will then protect you from internal and external attacks? This is where you are required to play your role as a true friend too!

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It is not easy to lay one’s life down for the sake of others. Even Jesus Christ did not find it easy too but he did it because it was a call-to-service of God (mission on earth). Now, what can you do to assist your friend (Nigerian Police) in the face of this public bastardisation and brutal hatred melted by people it was meant to protect?

Corruption is when you see someone doing something wrong and you keep quiet about it! By the law of the land, it makes you culpable as an “accomplice” corruption is also when you are not helping your friend (NP) perform his/her designated duties freely. You smile and behave well in the day but frown and misbehave at night. How then do you want the Nigerian Police to enjoy the profession?

There is no need to cite examples or compare and contrast. Nigeria’s problem is Nigeria’s headache. It affects us directly before attracting international attention. Hence, it should be addressed locally from a local’s perspective.

Finally, Kofi Annan nailed it thus:

Human rights education is much more than a lesson in schools or a theme for a day; it is a process to equip people with the tools they need to live lives of security and dignity. On this International Human Rights Day, let us continue to work together to develop and nurture in future generations a culture of human rights, to promote freedom, security and peace in all nations.

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