Stop Harassing Young People Who Carry Laptops: Buhari Warns Police

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President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned men of the Nigeria Police Force against harassing young Nigerians who carry laptop computers.

The warning was given by the president in his keynote address at the opening ceremony of the conference and retreat for senior police officers on Monday in Lagos.

The president, who was represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, said, reports of harassing innocent people “just because they look successful and are carrying laptops” must stop.

“Nigerian people old and young want our Police force to be better and to do better; they want to be even prouder of your service than ever before,” Buhari said.

“This is why in some of our urban areas we want to see more compliance with the rule of law and in dealing with Nigerians.

“Recently many civil society groups have complained about the arrest of young men and women just because they look successful and are carrying laptops.

“Yes we must apprehend yahoo criminals but we cannot harass young men and women on the streets and in taxis most of whom are merely going about their legitimate businesses.

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“There are also cases of extrajudicial killings and injuries; misuse of weapons and excessive use of force by some members of the force.

“This sort of conduct by a few bad police officers must stop, and it is the duty of you senior and strategic leaders of the Police force to ensure that impunity of any kind is discouraged and punished where it is found.’’

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  1. This issue of police harassing killing and beating up an innocent people is highly Bad and on fare Nigeria police received salary from government still chasing bike and keke riders on the road collecting #50 naire from them is not idol Police has the most satires behavior in this country I’m really great ful His Excellence Bihari for your quick notice ….. and please try to speak to the senior officers God bless Nigeria

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