Former Senate Chief Whip and ADP South South Leader, Senator Rowland Owie has cautioned against the current clamour for state police by some political leaders.
The ADP chieftain’s warning is coming on the heels of fresh moves by governors to have state police. According to Owie, “No sane Nigerian, will at this stage of the political development of our great country support the establishment of State Police Force, especially when we are witnesses to what the state governors have turned State Independent Electoral Commssions to; a Department of the Government House.
“With state Police, some governors will harass their opponents and their families. I urge the National Assembly not to consider the creation of state police.”
The IGP, Ibrahim Idris had also on Thursday warned against the idea of state police, stressing that the political temperament of the country was not suitable for such a risky system yet.