Yomi Shogunle is catching a lot of flak on Twitter after he decided to mock the #EndSARS campaign which calls for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.
Drama started when the police officer took to his page yesterday to tweets at Nigerians, asking them to retweet the post if they want SARS scrapped. “186 million retweets to #EndSARS. Oya let’s go!” he said.
This comes barely a week after his boss, the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, dismissed Nigerians calling for #EndSARS as “criminally-minded.”
“You see, you have to be careful about this calmouring,” said the police chief to the journalists. “You know, social media is a technology–technology available to those that are criminally-minded and we have to be careful the way we respond to some of these ‘clamouring’ like you are saying.”
He continued, “SARS is a unit of the police that I believe should be sustained. What we are doing is to ensure that they are properly trained and we are providing facility for them that will make work easier for them. But I have to tell you that they are doing a very wonderful job.”
Now, Shogunle’s tweet has triggered a storm of reactions, as folks are reporting his account and demanding his dismissal from the platform.
See some of the reactions:
Sincerely it shouldn’t stop at just reporting Yomi Shogunle on twitter alone, if there’s a petition we can sign against him that can rid him of his post which gives him the chance to berate, mock, and laugh at us for the misery #SARS has been constantly putting us in
— King Of Ikorodu (@OtunbaBillz) July 27, 2018
— Oluwagbenga Ajongbolo (@arakunrinajos) July 27, 2018
— Dictator. (@iamforbes) July 27, 2018
I just reported and blocked yomi shogunle…RT if you have done so too.
— Harvey (@Harvey_PD) July 27, 2018
I’ve reported and blocked Yomi Shogunle this morning. You should do so too.
— diane (@mojiAk) July 27, 2018
This idiot thinks he is mocking the outcry of Nigerians, Ibrahim Idris will not be IGP for life and Buhari will not be President for life. Nigerians will one day mock Yomi shogunle, He will surely pay for his wickedness against Nigerians. #EndSars #ReformPoliceNG pic.twitter.com/OALhe3bHU9
— Oluyemi Fasipe 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) July 26, 2018