The Growing Menace Of The Nigeria Police Force
The growing menace of the NPF(national police force) is no longer an emerging issue to the citizens of Nigeria. It is reported and even some of their actions, has been video recorded and sent to the right authorities but their ruthlessness seems to be growing by the day. And is really a disturbing issue since the life of citizens are now been threatened by both the hoodlums and the police officers.
There is a saying which states that “the police is your friend “. But is this really true or is this a fallacy, countless illegal and innocent killings made by some police officers has been made public and still yet, it is reportedly made known to the citizens that these guilty officers hasn’t been made to face the law. Also severe beatings and man handling of individuals by the police force is also one of the many crimes committed by the police force. The Nigeria constitution stipulates that one isn’t guilty except been proven by a law court. But on many occasions the police force has gone against that by imprisoning both guilty and innocent individuals.
The most disturbing part of this issue is the negligence of the government, to this incessant crimes committed by the police. No one irrespective of their position in the society is above the law, but the police are not only above the law but also violates it. There are also reported cases of partial handling of cases brought to them due to the high level of corruption among the police force.
What do you think about this issue, is the police a menace or a blessing to the society?