Police ACP Yomi Shogunle Under Fire for Mocking the #EndSARS Campaign

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:

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