Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu has said that President Buhari is to blame for the current problems facing the Nigerian police.
Akiolu who spoke on Friday at a seminar organised by Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector of Police said that the military government under President Buhari between 1983 and 1985 was not committed to the funding of the police, thinking there was a conspiracy in the Force against the regime.
In his words, ‘the military killed the efficiency and effectiveness of the Nigeria Police Force. The problem of the police started with Buhari in 1984 when he was Head of State. They said Sunday Adewusi wanted to take over the government. I explained to them that it was not possible at all’.
He continued to say, ‘there was a meeting sometime ago in Abuja where all of us were summoned. I was very happy when Buhari told us that 10,000 policemen would be recruited for efficiency and effectiveness of the Nigeria Police Force’.