“I don’t see how you can investigate cybercrime by seizing people’s phones” – V.P, Osinbajo condemns SARS brutality

Vice president of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has has condemned police brutality and  killings of Nigerian youths.

After meeting with the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, in Abuja, on Sunday, October 4, Osinbajo said:

“I am very concerned, in fact, very angry about what I see, happening to young men and women who are arrested, in some cases maimed or killed by men of the police force.

The arrest, maiming or killing of young people or anyone at all, is completely wrong. It is unlawful and illegal, and anyone involved in this act ought to be investigated and prosecuted.

Today, I had a meeting with the Inspector General of Police, we reviewed several of these issues. The President and I have had discussions on this, he is very concerned about it. He wants to see a reform.

The IG has specifically said that you cannot have a situation where SARS says they are investigating Cybercrime by arresting young men and women carrying their laptops and phones.

Cybercrime is an electronic crime. I don’t see how you can investigate that by seizing people’s phones in a taxi or in their cars,”

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