Reactions have trailed reports that the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Delta State command, who was allegedly kidnapped on Friday paid N3 million as ransom to regained his freedom.
The DPO, whose name was only given as Mr. Okoro, is in charge of Galilee Police Station, Ute-Ogbeje community in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state.
He was kidnapped between Onicha-Ugbo and Issele-Uku axis of the Benin-Asaba Expressway.
Reacting, Nigerians have wondered why a security outfit like the Police would pay kidnapped ransom; what becomes of the civilians they are mean to protect?
See some of their reactions online;
What a shame
— fauzyy (@fauzybash) August 13, 2019
Nigerians, you’re on your own.
Soldiers are killing policemen on duty.
Kidnappers are kidnapping police chiefs and collecting ransom.
— Olawale Ebenzy(Video Plug) (@ebenzy_) August 13, 2019
Police pay ransom ?
— LUMI SAMAILA (@LumiSamaila) August 13, 2019
This will encourage both the civilian and security agent to involve in Kidnapping.
— Olubunmi Sunday Olukolade (@Broyaln) August 13, 2019
Sir this time around it’s good to Throw President Muhammed Buhari and is Capital Out of office because the rubbish is too much👺
— Ahmad yousuf (@ibayousuf) August 13, 2019
Even Police also pay ransom against their advise not to pay any money to criminals. Nawaa
— joseph paschal (@josephpaschal20) August 13, 2019
Were did he get the 3m paid for ransom? This shows he was kidnapped by his members for shortchanging them in booty sharing.
— Emeka Nnodim (@extracode) August 13, 2019
Sad, sad tale.
And we expect them to secure us
— Ejike Agbata (@AGKprince) August 13, 2019
If police (DPO) can pay ransom to regain freedom, then what’s the fate of ordinary Nigerian?
— Sandraify (@Sandraify6) August 13, 2019