By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
The Spokesperson of the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi said Nigerians have no right to retaliate when assaulted by men of the Nigerian Police Force.
He stated this on Twitter on Saturday Adejobi tweeted in response to a viral video of two young men dragging a riffle with two policemen in uniform.
In the video, the two young men whose phones were seized reportedly by the policemen were seen haranguing the officers for the release of their phones.
Adejobi said doing that is against the extant laws of the land and that such actions are disrespectful to the country.
“Even if a policeman on uniform slaps a civilian, the civilian has no right to retaliate more so if he is on uniform, its an act of disrespect to Nigeria, to beat an officer on uniform, the disrespect is not to the policeman but to our nation and its a crime as enshrined in our criminal laws.
“So its not a case of what the policeman did, that led to it, but the reaction of the civilians who actually assaulted the police. If police assault a civilian, you report and actions will be taken to rebuke him, not to take the law into your hands.” He tweeted