The Public Relations officer of the Nigeria Police Force, Jimoh Moshood, was a guest on Channels TV this morning where he reacted to the social media campaign for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS.
According to Jimoh, mischievious politicians whose illicit plans to disrupt the elections have been thwarted by SARS are behind the campaign to scrap SARS. He said the originator of the end SARS campaign, Jega Awosanya Segun, is being investigated. According to Jimoh, Segun has links to some unnamed politicians.
“Somebody who had an ulterior motive put up #EndSARS, Nigerians should be mindful because the social media is very porous. We traced the hashtag and traced it to mischievous politicians that are trying to create problem in the system that SARS is a stumbling block for them to achieve objective in the election and we are investigating this. The owner of the hashtag is being investigated. We know freedom of expression is the right of every Nigerian and we are taking people up because of that. It is quite unfortunate, I’m not mentioning any name but this same Jega Awosanya Segun is the owner of the hastag and we have seen his picture with various crop of politicians and we are investigating that for Nigerians to know the reason why.”
Speaking further, Moshood said
‘SARS is not a killing machine. It was created to deal with cases of robbery and any other case the offender carries firearm. SARS is been doing very very well. We are not saying that there is no infraction, if there is an infraction, not only on SARS personnel but conventional policemen, people should report to us. We want to disabuse their minds that SARS should be ended. But when you have complain, complain to us. For a lot of people pushing their remarks on social media, most of them are not correct.”