Police in Yobe have arrested a police officer, Sunday Japhet, for allegedly insulting President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu.
Daily Post said Yobe police commissioner, Sunmonu Abdulmaliki, confirmed the arrest on Wednesday.
Mr Japhet, who is said to be a part of the Mobile Police (MOPOL), had on August 9 bared his mind on the state of the country on Facebook.
He wrote: “This is Nigeria, with a president who want to fight corruption and tackle insecurities, with the vice who claimed to be a man of God without truth, with many elected senators, with IGP that we think things will change, its a pity for them, those that lead this country, I pray that this demonstration that is going to happen on 14 /8 in Maiduguri, Yobe, Adamawa and other places that mobile police on special duty are going to hold for their allowances be the beginning of something in this great country led by evil men.”
The policeman continued: “We are inviting all the media to be there for us, this people call their self leaders are all aware that this money use to be in some people joint account to get interest, then after 3-4 month they pay, no one will say he don’t know what is happening that this money is not paid, God will come down himself to help Nigerian if really this is buhari handling this country this way, i better die for truth then to be, seeing nonsense.”
The police commissioner was quoted saying Japhet has been transferred to Zone 12 headquarters in Bauchi.