Okorocha says what Nigerians regard as police brutality is a situation of youths brutalising youths.
Former Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha says police brutality does not exist in Nigeria meanwhile, speaking at a world press conference where he declared his ambition to run for president in 2023, on Monday, January 31, 2022.
He said what Nigerians regard as police harassment is a situation of youths brutalising youths.
He said the officers accused of brutality are also young persons adding that their actions were out of frustration.
Okorocha said, “Someone asked me, ‘what will you do about #EndSARS, about police brutality?’ I said to him, there is nothing like police brutality; what we have are youths brutalising youths out of frustration. The policeman that brutalised his brother on the street did so not because he’s a police; he did so because he’s a young man frustrated.”
The ex-governor said if elected, the youths will be the bedrock of the country’s economy, under his government.
Okorocha added that he would ensure the youths are self-employed.