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Some Policemen have joined cultism, Yahoo-Yahoo – AIG cries out

Some Policemen have joined cultism, Yahoo-Yahoo – AIG cries out

Adeleke Adeyinka Bode, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 2 (Lagos and Ogun), has expressed concern that some members of the Nigeria Police Force are involved in cultism and internet fraud, also known as Yahoo-Yahoo.

According to him, the police officers involved in these acts are sabotaging the police force’s efforts to rid the country of crime and giving the force a bad name.

The AIG stated that a police officer in a specific cult group would go to great lengths to protect members of his group, even if they had committed an offense.

While bemoaning the high rate of cultism among officers, he warned them against misconduct and other acts that could spark civil unrest;charging the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, to fish out cops involved in cultism and cybercrime.


“If you (police officers) are a cultist I don’t think you should show it to people because it is wrong; and do you know why it is wrong even if you are not wicked? if you belong to a cult group, there is no way you are not going to favour a member of your cult, unless you are not a good cult member.

“In a situation where a police officer is a member of a cult group and people in the society know that he is a cultist, his activities are related to cultism, I think it is sad.

“There are some of our policemen too now that are into cybercrime, popularly know as Yahoo-Yahoo, especially policemen who find themselves in places where we have institutions of higher learning; it is very common. You (Commissioner) need to fish them out and you need to preach to them,” Adeleke said.

Adeleke while speaking in Abeokuta warned that another #EndSARS protest may lead to the end of the police, warning his men to be more professional and civil while dealing with members of the public.

“Another EndSARS may lead to the end of the police,” he feared.

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