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The state of the police

31 July 2013, 14:23 Onyeji Dominic

There are many rhetorical questions in Bible. One of them says, "If the foundation is corrupt, what shall the righteous do?" Government and leaders in Nigeria are not actually helping matters.

Newspapers, magazines and the likes always say bad things about them. Daily reports on press show that most of our leaders are bad eggs, and it is equally obvious that Aso Rock is equal to death. You can hardly find a leader who is upright in the country. We hear about them everyday, and there are plenty evidence to prove that they are both excessive and purblind in their jurisdictions and domains.

Eyes of Nigerian leaders have become too dim with evils and excesses. This was why I said it once on facebook that Mr President was not in best position to tell us how bad Nigerian policemen are these days. Let them ask the masses if they like to know the degree of incompetence in Nigerian police.

Nigerians know that cops are something else these days. Mere down and hardship in the country have so much got to their heads. Masses are in better place to describe their condition and conducts in the country. If they ask me, I will say it again like I said on facebook that policemen in Nigeria have become too crude and barbarous. They are dressed in black like devils, and they always hold black sticks (batons) like fiendish foes and brutes.

Nigerian policemen are not competent and friendly at all. We see them everywhere looking tattered and hungry. Their eyes are usually very red. They stand in checkpoints and highways like retarded foes, and they are always eager to collect bribe because their salary and allowance are both miserable and useless.

Law and formality demand that police should be nice and comely. They are meant to direct people and execute laws in orderliness. But their mentalities these days show that poverty and retardation have drastically got to their heads and senses.

Bad government and managerial incompetence have spoilt the economy, and hardship is turning people into animal. We cannot expect police to be nice and friendly when the country is filled with retarded minds. Education is unaffordable. Majority of the people including police are not learned, and the massive ignorance is reducing minds to nothing. How can police be nice when ignoramus are everywhere constituting nuisance and misbehaving like goats and cows in a godforsaken animal farm?

Condition of life is very bad in Nigeria, and cops are not angels. They cannot be comparing with in advancede world where everybody seems to be nobody's fool. Cops in places like UK and USA are nice and comely because they are both learned and well paid.

But here in Nigeria, cops are barbarous and miserable because they are not learned and well paid. They are crude because they are not mentally brushed. Bad condition has reduced both masses and cops to animals in Africa especially here in Nigeria.

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