Mischievous Politicians Are Behind EndSARS Campaign- Police Spokesperson, Moshood

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Mischievous Politicians Are Behind EndSARS Campaign- Police Spokesperson, Moshood



The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood has maintained that the trending #EndSARS campaign is being sponsored by some unknown politicians.

The #EndSARS campaign was championed against the illegal activities of some operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad by Nigerians. It will be recalled that the social media campaign was rife over the weekend which resulted to the disbanding of the squad by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris mni.

But speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, Moshood said Jega Awosanya Segun, the alleged originator of the hashtag, is under investigation.

Mr Moshood disclosed that the campaign was plainly against SARS by politicians who have plans for elections. He said the operatives were a stumbling block to them, hence the creation of the hash tag to get rid of them.

He alleged that the said Segun had 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,” Moshood said.

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.”

He said SARS “is not a killing machine” as “it was created to deal with cases of robbery and any other case the offender carries firearm”.

Moshood said: “SARS is been doing very very well. We are not saying that there is no infraction, if there is an infrcation, 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.”

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