The Nigerian Police Force has recently appointed former spokesperson, Frank Mba, as the Commissioner of Police for Ogun State.
According to a posting circular made available to the public, Mba will be taking on the role of Commissioner of Police for Ogun State, not Lagos State as some have reported.
However, some individuals, particularly those who appear to be supporters of the Labour Party, have twisted the story and claimed that Mba has been appointed as Commissioner for Lagos State.
This appointment has also sparked some controversy on social media, with some users criticizing Mba’s past actions and association with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigerian Police Force that has been accused of human rights violations and brutality.
One social media user commented, “The same Frank Mba who stood behind Sars is what you people are praising now.”
It is important to note that Mba’s appointment as Commissioner of Police for Ogun State is still subject to the approval of the Police Service Commission.
Additionally, it is unclear what specific actions, if any, Mba may have taken as a spokesperson that would be considered controversial or problematic.
The Nigerian Police Force has been facing a lot of criticism in recent years due to the high level of brutality and human rights violations committed by its officers. It is important that the force takes steps to address these issues and ensure that officers who have been involved in such actions are held accountable.
Mba’s appointment as Commissioner of Police for Ogun State will be closely watched and it will be important for him to demonstrate his commitment to protecting the rights of citizens and upholding the rule of law.