Frank Mba, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian police has revealed that it will be a hard task for government to disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit.
He made this statement in an interview with Channel TV, while he was addressing the ongoing ENDSARS protest, on Friday, October 9th, 2020.
According to the police PRO, he said,
“If the #EndSARS hashtag is seen as a symbolic call for the reform of SARS, I would say clearly that the leadership of the NPF is in line and ready to work with those making that call,”
“However, if the hashtag should be seen as a call for the total disbandment of SARS, I would tell you very clearly that it will be difficult for any responsible organisation to work that path, taking into cognisance the amount of investment in training that government has made in setting up that department and the very critical roles it is playing”, he said.
In addition, he went on to say;
As a matter of fact, we have received a lot of calls from people particularly in states like Maiduguri, Yobe, and some other parts of the north where SARS operatives are deeply embedded in the fight against banditry, insurgency.
And these people have made it very clear that ending SARS is not even an option for them because of the critical roles SARS operatives are playing in those areas, heavily on bandits, terrorists and other kinds of criminals,” he concluded.
Police Nab Woman For Trying To Sell Her 4-month-old Baby For N40k In Ebonyi
A 32-year-old lady alleged to be a prostitute has been apprehended by the police in Ebonyi state for allegedly trying to sell her little baby for a paltry sum of N40,000.
The woman identified as Victoria Chukwube, was arrested by the police, while she was negotiating to sell her four-month-hold baby boy to raise money to start selling drinks
Loveth Odah, the Ebonyi state police spokesperson, said the suspect was arrested following a tip off.
“So her name is Chukwube Victoria, she told us she is a commercial sex hawker and that she has this baby which she carrying.
“She said if she leaves here she would continue to look out for prospective buyers.
“But we tried to talk to her and to make her see the value of being a mother, but she refused.
“She even told us that if we allow her to go home with the baby she will throw the baby away and that she can’t tell who got her pregnant.”
When she was being interrogated, Chukwube declined to reveal her state of origin or local government but insisted that she wanted to sell the baby because she lacks the financial capacity to take care of him.
“I am from Nigeria, 32 years old, a commercial sex hawker and my baby is just four months old.
“I want to sell the baby at the rate of N40,000 to start up a business. I have a fridge and I reside at Ogbe Hausa in Abakaliki.”