Search an officer first before he searches you – Police tells Nigerians
The Nigeria Police Force has enlightened Nigerians on what to do whenever they are accosted by police officers. The police through its official Twitter handle urged Nigerians to always request to search officers who want to search their houses or cars. The police noted that the process is the right procedure before a search operation can be carried out by its personnel. However, the police advice which has gained much traction did not go well with Nigerians. Some Nigerians warned fellow citizens not to take the advice.
A Twitter user, @tickin_clocks rhetorically said: “Imagine me searching SARS”.
If an officer wants to search you in your house/ car, he must first surrender himself for searching. This is the procedure. Ask politely. #AskThePolice
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) May 17, 2018