By Ephraim Oseji
A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke in Delta State, has said that the action of acting President Yemi Osinbajo in sacking of Director- General of the Department of State Service, DSS, Lawal Daura and instruction to Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris to overhaul Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, have exposed the rot in Nigeria’s security agencies.
Onuesoke, who addressed newsmen in Abuja, said that Osinbajo’s action was long overdue, adding that the activities of the two security agencies had got to a stage that Nigerians have begun to wonder if the agencies were set up to protect the citizenry or to make life more difficult for them.
Onuesoke described some of the security personnel as having no regard for human rights with extortion as their stock-in-trade, adding that their esprit de corps manifests well when any one of them gets exposed for illegal activities.
“For instance, the way the police barricaded the homes of both Senate President and his Deputy or the way SARS invaded the premises of the Senate show that the security agencies do not have respect for our democratic principles,” he said.