POLICE Authorities has asked to ensure that the safety of the suspected bomber, Mr. Tunde Ibrahim who attempted to deliver a parcel bomb to a yet to be named senior staff of Superscreen Television located at Logemo house,Â Onikpanu Lagos is guaranteed.Â
An Israeli trained security expert, Detective Olumide Wole Madariola who gave the charge in a reaction to the ugly incident also said that last Tuesday explosion was a reminder of what is to come in 2011 elections.Â He condemned police decision to have the bomber treated in a general hospital which he described as lacking security.
According to him, this particular incident should not be treated with kidâ€™s gloves arguing that the God that made the parcel exploded before it gets to the supposed recipient wants to give Nigerians the lead of those responsible for the death of Veteran journalist and founder of Newswatch magazine Mr. Dele Giwa about 23 years ago.
His words: â€œWhat has just happened is a sign of worst things that is to come in this country come 2011 general elections.Â It also revealed that Nigerian donâ€™t take the issue of security very seriously, otherwise, in such a building that housed so many companies including a TV station, it is absurd to note that there is metal detector.
If the parcel hadnâ€™t exploded, I bet you, it would have gone the way Dele Giwa went.Â And again, anybody that is doing this does not have the interest of this country at heart.
Continuing, Madariola who is a member of West African Chiefs of Police said, â€œIt is absolutely wrong for the police to have taken the suspect to a government hospital for treatment.
Anything can happen and we would be told stories later.Â By all standard, the suspect is supposed to be taken to either a military or a police hospital and be treated byÂ police doctors and nurses.Â This is only when we will be sure of his safety.Â If the man dies, then the story would have ended.
If this is happening now to Journalist, what do you think will happen to politicians and political opponents when elections starts proper.Â And that is why we are saying that the Nigerian Police should not allow this man to die.Â We want to know how he came about the parcel and who sent him.Â This way, we shall be getting somewhere.â€