Paul Okoye, Nigerian recording artiste and dancer, has described the country’s police as a “bunch illiterate fools” who are “busy disgracing” its citizens.
The singer, better known as Rudeboy, took to his Instastory on Tuesday, where he bared his opinion about the police after having reportedly shared videos featuring Nigerians who were perceived to have been brutalized by operatives of the force.
According to him, the police is undermining the global efforts of musicians, athletes, and celebrities like himself and bringing the country to disrepute as against the task with which the force has been saddled.
“While musicians and sportsmen and women and young entrepreneurs are making the country proud all over the world, Nigeria police are busy disgracing us. Bunch of illiterate fools,” Okoye wrote.
Okoye, a member of the now defunct Psquare group, appears not to be the only public figure who has made condemnatory statements about the country’s police in recent times.
In July, CDQ called for a total overhaul of the security outfit after he narrated how operatives of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) threatened to shoot him and everyone in his convoy.
“This SARS/Police issue is getting out of hand. If they’re truly out to protect the lives of people, I think a total reform is needed. They are causing more damage than the good they’re meant for and using guns to threaten and extort the youth,” he had said.
In the same month, Ikechukwu, a rapper, also expressed outrage over the manhandling of citizens by SARS officials while Omotola Jakande claimed that the country had become “hellish under” president Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.
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