A video of a Nigerian policeman aiming to shoot at a barking dog, preventing the arrest of its owner accused of being a fraudster has gone viral.
It was gathered that the scene was recorded in neighboorhood in Ibadan, Oyo state when the police attempted to arrest alleged fraudsters a.k.a ‘yahoo yahoo’ boys. One of the policemen who showed up for the arrest, was spotted on the fence of the compound and was engaging the dog as he pointed his gun, aiming to shoot at it. He was heard telling the dog ”come now, come”….
Police Reforms activist, Sega Awosanya who reacted to the video wrote;
I just want the
@PoliceNG @PoliceNG_PCRRU to look at this and address themselves. #ReformPoliceNG
This is coming after it was reported that the Nigerian police and Civil Defence Corps claimed that it need N310m, to feed and administer drugs to dogs that will be deployed in states for the 2019 elections.
The Nigeria Police Force will also require N7m to feed 50 horses that would be used for patrol during the elections which will take place between February 16 and March 2, 2019. The information is contained in the 2018 virement proposal sent to the National Assembly for the 2019 general election by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The total police budget for the elections stands at N30.5bn; the Office of the National Security Adviser, N4.2bn; the Department of State Services, N12.2bn; NSCDC, N3.5bn and the Nigeria Immigration Service, N2.6bn.