The Presidency has warned the Nigerian Police Force against the indiscriminate arrest of youths all in the name of arresting Yahoo boys.
This was stated by President Buhari at the opening ceremony of the Conference and Retreat for Senior Police Officers in Lagos.
Represented by VP Osinbajo, the president said:
“Recently many civil society groups have complained about the arrest of young men and women just because they look successful and are carrying laptops. Yes we must apprehend yahoo criminals but we cannot harass young men and women on the streets and in taxis, most of whom are merely going about their legitimate businesses.
“There are also cases of extra judicial killings and injuries; misuse of weapons and excessive use of force by some members of the force. This sort of conduct by a few bad police officers must stop, and it is the duty of you senior and strategic leaders of the Police force to ensure that impunity of any kind is discouraged and punished where it is found.’’ President Buhari said