Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Senatorial by-election in Lagos East, Tokunbo Abiru, has canvassed comprehensive reforms of the Nigeria Police Force.
According Abiru who stated this on Tuesday, he added that it is one of the strategies to end the brutalisation of the youth by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
The immediate past Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Bank Limited also rejected arbitrary arrest of youths carrying laptops or holding android phones.
The candidate, while speaking at a meeting with stakeholders in Ijede Local Council Development Area on Tuesday, promised to pursue comprehensive police reforms if elected.
He described the decision of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to restrict the tactical squads of the force as insufficient “to guarantee or restore confidence of our youths, and indeed the entire countrymen, in the police.”
He said the time “to end all extra-judicial activities by everyone of our security organisations is now,” adding that he was committed “to this agenda as a citizen that places high premium on every life, mainly our youths on whose shoulders rest the future of our fatherland.”