According to the senior legal professional, the come upon among the governor and the police officer become a clarion name to the want for restructuring and state policing..”
Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has said that Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, should no longer have openly faced a Chief Superintendent of Police on the Magodo Phase 2 Estate location of the nation because of constitutional barriers.
According to the senior lawyer, the stumble upon between the governor and the police officer was a clarion name to the need for restructuring and nation policing.
The PUNCH had in advance stated that the CSP, Abimbola Oyewole, on Tuesday brazenly defied Sanwo-Olu’s order to vacate Magodo Phase 2 Estate.
The CSP informed the governor that he and his armed colleagues had been at the estate on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba; as well as the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN)..”
Sanwo-Olu had led members of his cabinet to go to the citizens protesting the non-stop presence of armed policemen in the estate.
For days, policemen besieged the property in the business enterprise of suspected land grabbers and contributors of a family who had planned to demolish belongings inside the desire estate to execute a Supreme Court judgment. The development triggered commotion on the property as landlords and tenants panic over their destiny..”
Addressing the CSP earlier than reporters, Sanwo-Olu said, “Can you name your superiors in Abuja and tell them that the governor is here and because the Chief Security Officer, you don’t have any commercial enterprise being in my kingdom proper now and that I want you to disengage proper now?”
But Oyewole answered, “I am right here at the instruction of the Inspector General of Police through the AGF. I am too small or too low to name them. Your Excellency sir, you may call them sir.”
In a talk with our correspondent, Adegboruwa stated the governor changed into not properly-cautioned and shouldn’t have made such public enchantment to sentiments knowing that the police weren’t underneath his manage.
The senior legal professional stated, “In a federation, the governor must have complete territorial control of the kingdom wherein he has been elected to govern. The difference between the governor and the Chief Superintendent of Police is inside the mandate of the human beings; the governor became elected because the representative of the people whereas the police officer is a part of the servant and those who serve the collective aspirations of our humans.
“To that volume, it ought to no longer were openly possible for us to have a scenario wherein in the public glare the police defy the chief public officer of the country.
“I consider that the governor turned into not properly-counseled to embark on open confrontation with the police understanding the constitutional obstacles that restrict his directives or operational instructions to law enforcement officials who aren’t without delay under him.
“There have to have been warning on both aspects; there ought no longer to had been an open disagreement between the governor and the police due to the fact those are problems we’ve got regarded due to the fact that 1999 that the constitution has greater or less stripped the governors of any powers in terms of manage of security. So, to make such appeals to sentiments become now not totally recommended on the a part of his excellency, with all due appreciate.
“But having said that, it addresses the need for us to rejig the charter and training session a right Federation. I do now not help anyhow that the governor ought to be helpless in containing crisis in a country.”
“The 1999 Constitution tells a lie in opposition to the human beings of Nigeria while it claims that we are walking a Federation however strips the Governor of a State of powers over protection.
“In the very last evaluation, most effective restructuring can store this nation. Those who make peaceful change not possible make violent trade inevitable,” he brought..”