African Arguments – WHY #EndSARS WON’T QUIT | by Ayo Sogunro
Essays / Generic / The Pontifical Papers

African Arguments – WHY #EndSARS WON’T QUIT | by Ayo Sogunro

Over the last one week, thousands of people have been out in protest on the streets of major cities in Nigeria and internationally demanding an end to systemic police brutality and, more specifically, the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The special police unit, established in 1992, has become notorious for its violations in … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

THE UNFORTUNATE CASE OF THE NIGERIAN POLICE FORCE | by Ayo Sogunro

The utility of the Nigeria Police Force has, again, been questioned since the increasing presence of “Fulani herdsmen” marauders in the country. Any Nigerian child with a fair level of social-awareness can tell you one or two negative things about the police. The Nigeria Police Force is considered the primary symbol of corruption, administrative inefficiency … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

ON CONSTITUTIONAL POLICEMEN AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWMAKERS | by Ayo Sogunro

Mr Suleiman Abba seems to have settled fine into his new job. More importantly, he is making it into the headlines quite splendidly. Such notoriety comes with the territory—being the Inspector General of Police of Nigeria and all. However, his recent order to withdraw the security aides of the Speaker of the federal House of … Continue reading