The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 (Lagos and Ogun States), Adeleke Adeyinka, has lamented the involvement of police officers in cultism and cybercrime, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo.’
Adeyinka warned that the high rate of cultism and cybercrime among police officers might trigger civil unrest like the nationwide protest; #EndSARS.
The AIG gave the warning while addressing men of the Ogun State Police command during his visit to the command in Abeokuta, the state capital.
Adeleke charged the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, to fish out officers, who are giving the police a bad name.
“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.