The Nigeria Police Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has called on Nigerians to report any police officers who request to search their phones, deeming such actions unprofessional. This appeal comes in response to a video showing a police officer searching a passenger’s phone.
Adejobi’s message on social media was prompted by a video posted by a user on the platform. In the video, a police officer can be seen searching through the phone of a young male passenger, accompanied by comments about the officer’s own phone and instructions to exit a commercial bus.
Adejobi emphasized that such phone searches by police officers are unprofessional and encouraged citizens to report any instances of this behaviour to the authorities. He also requested that individuals sharing such incidents provide detailed information, including location, date, and time, to aid investigations.
Responding to Adejobi’s statement, another user shared a personal experience of encountering similar incidents involving police searches. The user highlighted ongoing issues on specific roads, including Okpella in Edo state and Okene in Kogi state, when travelling to Abuja. The user claimed to have paid a significant sum to avoid further trouble.
Adejobi assured citizens that the police force would take action against officers engaged in such unprofessional conduct. He reiterated the importance of reporting these incidents, emphasizing that checking people’s phones on the road is inappropriate and should not be tolerated.
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