Outrage As Yomi Shogunle Taunts Nigerians Seeking #EndSARS With 186 Million Retweets
Trending currently on social media amid outrage is the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Yomi Shogunle, who is under fire for his Twitter comment which Nigerian users think undermines the #EndSARS campaign.
Trouble started on Thursday after he tweeted; “186 million Retweets to #EndSARS. Oya let’s go!”
186 million Retweets to #EndSARS.
Oya let’s go!
— Abayomi Shogunle (@YomiShogunle) July 26, 2018
Apparently cheesed off with the tweet that appears to be more like a mockery owing to the impossibility to achieve 186 million retweets, coupled with the ongoing Twitter purge that has seen over 70 million accounts removed from the micro-blogging site, Nigerians have since begun to call for the deactivation of the account of Yomi Shogunle, the head of Police Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit.
The #EndSARS campaign which was launched by aggrieved Nigerians is advocating the end of the Special anti-robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigerian Police over the unit’s alleged brutality against innocent Nigerians.
Many victims of the alleged brutality of SARS have shared their ordeals through the campaign.
For those seeking how to contribute to #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG given that people die daily from the impunity of the Armed Robbers and Kidnappers issued Guns by the state to run amok. Please report @YomiShogunle’s handle today for being Hateful & Abusive. #PowerBelongs2U pic.twitter.com/Fxu8IA1pLr
— SEGA L’éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) July 27, 2018
However, many of his followers felt that he was being insensitive to the plights of citizens who have suffered at the hands of operatives of SARS.
See tweets below:
Nigeria is such a mess that SegaLinks does Yomi Shogunle’s work & Yomi Shogunle regularly makes a mockery of Nigerians death. We can only report him to twitter for justice because our GOVT supports him. DISGRACE
— KinG NomSo👑 (@ani_nomso) July 27, 2018
Yomi Shogunle is Trending
Dude is a poor signing and has been scoring Own goals all season.
But his Manager is very inept and lacks the right TRANSMISSION signal to effect his Transfer.
— Ebube D Statesman (@akaebube) July 27, 2018
— Oluwagbenga Ajongbolo (@arakunrinajos) July 27, 2018
Have you report Yomi Shogunle for being abusive and hateful.
I have done mine, have you done yours? pic.twitter.com/srvg3fAw12
— Your Crush (@Just_praiz) July 27, 2018
In a normal country, Yomi Shogunle would have been sacked long ago
— Nonso (@Lifematician) July 27, 2018
Ladies and gentlemen, don’t let Yomi Shogunle distract you from the fact that Indomie hungry man size can no longer satisfy a hungry man. pic.twitter.com/XSoMTOKMQ5
— 9jaWitches 🧙🏼♀️🇳🇬 (@badgalmaddie_) July 27, 2018