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|My Response To SARS Uprising by Tobyarab(m): 1:02pm On Jun 10, 2018|
I read up on Twitter yesterday about a man's lamentation on the double standard that SARS exhibits in treatment of people living in Northern and Southwest Nigeria. In the end, he called for a revolt against SARS. I agree to disagree.
Fact is that police harassment and brutality is everywhere in Naija. difference is what the police stands to gain from these actions. MONEY!!! Police are smart and when your source of money is questionable, you become their meal ticket.
A typical northerner can barely switch on a computer, what more fishing for a "client" to dupe on the internet. I stand to be corrected that there are so many G boys residing in Lagos. from Mushin to Ajah, they are everywhere. police love these folks because they need to take take their own share of the loot too. these G boys usually style themselves in some way that they are easy to notice. once you fit the bill, you are in. unfortunately, lots of innocent folks are caught in these harassments.
Then ask a typical G boy, whom would they rather prefer to be on their case? EFCC or SARS? the answer is as clear as day. SARS would leave them to fight for another day. while EFCC would ensure that they are broke and probably remanded in prison.
You now see why SARS tend to have a ball in Lagos. sadly, those innocent folks who constitute a minority of SARS harassment don't talk much then. Until this scourge of fraud is reduced, these harassments would persist.
|Re: My Response To SARS Uprising by DrGoodman: 1:07pm On Jun 10, 2018|
You just confirmed our fear, that Sars picks up innocent passes by without any prior investigation and victimize them because they have a firm belief that they must be fraudsters?
And this is how they harass and extort Nigerians freely. Because the youths are naturally lazy.
|Re: My Response To SARS Uprising by Nobody: 1:11pm On Jun 10, 2018|
Op, So SARs brutality is limited to yahoo boys?
Why should the brutality exist even if its a G boy.
Like you said, EFCC is already doing the work better so why is SARs even involved?
There is a reason we gave them guns, its for armed robbers.
That aside, SARs and police harrass people in the south more than in the North because they are afraid.
If you are in Nigeria and dont know this, then, ask questions.
Let every security outfit do the work they are created to perform within the law while respecting the rights of all citizens.
|Re: My Response To SARS Uprising by obailala(m): 1:16pm On Jun 10, 2018|
|Re: My Response To SARS Uprising by Phythondancer(f): 1:38pm On Jun 10, 2018|
Ogbeni they pick on anyone too, i have been flagged down and spoken to a rude manner till i identified my self as a military personnel. they had to go seeing i was bad market for them.
|Re: My Response To SARS Uprising by Tobyarab(m): 1:58pm On Jun 10, 2018|
obibolamusa:never said it was limited to yahoo boys, they target yahoo boys and in the mix, harass innocent people too. SARS is commissioned to curb crime. so, if a crime is committed, be it North or South, they will go for the person or persons. but as corrupt as they are, they won't fail to exploit any moneymaking avenue if given the chance. their main motive in the South is to make money and free money is available to them because affluence is here unlike the North where people struggle. how many can afford to pay 50k bail in the North. SARS police work with history of a place.
|Re: My Response To SARS Uprising by phorget(m): 2:10pm On Jun 10, 2018|
You are 100% right. Its is only in Nigeria that a policeman will want to perform every other duty and when it comes to their own duty you'll find them wanting.
|Re: My Response To SARS Uprising by Tobyarab(m): 2:39pm On Jun 10, 2018|
This is not only limited to SARS. a Lastma officer would rather pick on a private car driver than a commercial driver.why?because not much money would come from the commercial.what about power discos, which northerner has money for crazy bills. they rather you take the wire and they stay in darkness.but crazy bills are common in south and people still pay. history serves both regions. an average northerner suffers so much to make money, so he would rather die than give out that money. in the South, we believe that money given out will be recovered tomorrow. to move forward, we need to drop this mentality. the problem is with us.
|Re: My Response To SARS Uprising by Nobody: 2:47pm On Jun 10, 2018|
First, SARs brutality have always existed, are you in Nigeria?
It has reduced now compared to before thanks to social media, (ezu River comes to mind).
Wait, you are saying that though both North and South commit crime, South should be brutalized bacause they have money?
Stop justifying the crime being committed by SARs under whatever guise. There is a reason why laws exist in the first place.
Men should not behave like lawless animals in jungles.
|Re: My Response To SARS Uprising by Tobyarab(m): 2:55pm On Jun 10, 2018|
obibolamusa:you seem to misunderstand me. I said that a typical southerner would rather pay up and get away from a tight situation than stand their grounds and say no. every authority including SARS know that already and so they capitalize on it. if southerners don't change this mindset, authorities would keep riding on us. this is for clean people and not G boys. G boys are desperate oo and would do anything to go free.
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