By Esezobor Ohimai
From the day a policeman start training as a recruit he has been confined.
The life of a policeman is not free, a policeman is to sign arm register on daily basis that subject him to supervision or check like habitual criminal.
He can run but cannot hide, the number of night he shares bed with his wife and children is very limited.
He has no freedom of his own he only escape to see his family and rush back this started on the day of his enlistment into Police as a recruit.
The policeman is a modern day slave especially the rank less, the inferiors or inspector rank and file. He has no Union, he adapt and bear all risk and shit, he reports no complain even when the going is rough for him.
He is subjected by threat and fear of unknown. he sees dismissal as a death sentence.
He is confined not to be expose and civilized, and this lead to his poverty mentality.
He could be forced against his Will, yet he reports… No complain.
He could be cheated and still say Yes sir…….
The policeman is an individual whose effort and risk is considered as normal his mistakes can not be forgiven, and the glory of his good performance goes to his boss and compensation is rare.
The most down graded and down looked with hatred in our communities is a policemen.
He always face inferiority complex and carry on with stubbornness and ruggedity
Policemen enemies are numerous even his friends only use and dump him and he is not actually beloved by anyone.
People people become his friends because of his Little influence, just because of his potentials, usefulness and legal knowledge.
The corpse of armed robbers attract sympathy than the corpse of policemen. What a pity!
A policeman is an individual whose poverty-stricken life style turned him to do some unclean acts and when his conscience condemn his actions he encourage himself by asking himself “Will I remain poor? ” And answer himself “NO” The problems of the police as an organization is caused by the public and the police authority.
The police as a body, The policemen as an individuals and the government who don’t care about them.
What attract people to join police is not the salary…………. But the chance of acquiring power and bearing the fire arm.
A patriotic policeman is very scarce in Nigeria today, the above mentioned factors are major causes of the unacceptable acts of some policemen.
Victimization and mental frustration which a policeman experience on a daily basis in the organization is more than what people can think, imagine a policeman is dwelling in hell…..His monthly take home cannot take home.
His pay is nothing to compare with the job they do, let alone the risk If he is not favored by posting, he will live like a church rat for donkey years.
The chance of his success in life require a miracle, His Bank account is always on Red, friends, relatives just believe my submission from a critical observation by me It is not a research!
The God of a policeman is a great God.
He neutralize his risk. Criminals are always scared at his sight whether on duty or not. Even notorious armed robbers gang avoid them even when they are not aware.
They only have a confrontation when they meet unexpectedly and unavoidable gun battle. His life is at risk yet no good life insurance.
A risky job whereby there is no life insurance.
A job whereby our life is not secure to secure others. A job where enemies are all around you all the time. A job where the love ones you left behind when you die are left to suffer. OH! what a job!
Now another sentence of 35years will soon begin….. I will advise anyone to consider my above points to look before you leap. Think of the potential gains, risk and lost before going to the next sentence this is because after you are sentenced you are no longer your own. You will be used till you run down like Blackberry battery.
I know the choice of job opportunities in Nigeria is a mess. But think well, once you are there breaking out is impossible.
Kudos to all dedicated serving policemen/women God is our strength and he will continue to spread his protective wings on us…..