Stop tagging me to #Endsars, I didn’t start SARS – Dolapo Badmus says
Popular Lagos police public relations officer Dolapo Badmus has begged Nigerians to stop calling her attention to the #endsars movement. The public relations officer took to Instagram to share her opinion on the issue.
There have been several stories of how Nigerians are being treated unfairly by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Some of these Nigerians who are mostly males have taken to social media to share their stories.
Due to the fact that Dolapo Badmus is well known among youths, many have called her attention to their stories by tagging her in the #endsars movement on social media.
The public relations officer who stated that despite the fact that she doesn’t support how many have been treated by some SARS officers, she has no authority to end the agency.
She further called on Nigerians to stop tagging her to their stories because she doesn’t have the power to help them.
“Hey! Stop tagging me to #Endsars kindly note that I didn’t start SARS and cannot end SARS! So I will appreciate if you can stop telling me to Endsars, my duty is to feed the public about police information and police about the public! Vice versa….I have written an open letter to the bad eggs in SARS! That’s my stand concerning them! #ifyouknowyouknow! So it’s a waste of time and data to be channeling #Endsars to me, kindly channel your request accordingly. Merci Mille fois. Only tag me about police misdeeds or inactions! I can’t end SARS, I didn’t start it……”
Dolapo Badmus, however, noted that she had done her part by writing an open letter to the agency.
In the open letter shared on her Instagram, the public relations officer called on the bad eggs in Special Anti-Robbery Squad to stop the way they treat young Nigerians. She advised that not all rich young Nigerians are yahoo boys.
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“OPEN LETTER TO SARS OPERATIVES.
Bad eggs within the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), please be informed that not all good looking young men out there are “yahoo yahoo” boys, a lot of them are young Nigerians “hustling” up and down to make ends meet.
Kindly note that some young upcoming stars believe that weaving, plaiting and designing their hairs rastafarianly is another way to be accepted as an entertainer (even though most times it doesn’t appeal to me). Some couple of days ago, I saw the son of a high ranking officer with a dreadlock hair style, does that Indicate that he’s a fraudster?! Hell “No”, that young man is well trained and brought up, he’s just shooting his shot in the entertainment world. It will therefore be highly unfair for any security agent to arrest him under the guise of being a yahoo boy.
Dear colleagues in SARS, can we do more in combating violent crimes?! Can we take a clue from the IGP’s Intelligence Response Team whose main aim has been to rid the nation of criminal elements? This team has done a lot to protect our nation, they always sacrifice their comfort and sleep ! By so doing they’ve been able to abort violent crimes such as kidnapping, armed robberies etc. They have not only rescued victims but made arrests (Evans, Offa robbery etc).
Dear SARS we appreciate the ones among you doing what is right while we advise the bad eggs to take a clue from IRT team and stop causing pains to legit young men and their families. Please note that it is not right to accost anyone on the road and start checking his or her phone, respect people’s privacy and rights!…THANK YOU. God bless Federal Republic of Nigeria, God bless Nigeria Police Force.”