A retired police officer who goes by the name Richard Obioma Nnabuogo has expressed his ordeal in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) prior to his retirement.
Richard Obioma shared his unpleasant experience in his 35 years of service in the Police during his book presentation and courtesy visit to the Omu Anioma, HRM Obi Martha Dunkwu in Delta State.
While presenting his book titled – “Discharged Burden: Diary Of A Police Officer”, which is slated to launch on December 10, 2022, Richard Obioma stated that his experience in the Police was a horrible one.
In his words, “I entered into the Police Force as a healthy man but the job disfigured me to the extent that I can’t work normally again. I didn’t meet what I expected in the Police. I worked in tears. I wrote three times to retire but I was denied. I was further threatened to be sent to jail if I insisted on resigning my job. I carried on in pain.”
According to him, Police work is a good work but has been spoiled by the personnel themselves.
Also present at the book presentation and courtesy visit to the Omu Anioma, HRM Obi Martha Dunkwu was the Editor-in-Chief of the Pointer Newspapers, Godfrey Ubaka,
Ubaka described Omu Anioma as a global reference point in issues of image and reputation management, adding that she is such a blessing to Nigeria and the world at large.
“We have come to give respect to whom respect is due in this regard. You are widely honoured because of the contributions you have made to human and cultural developments in Anioma, Delta State, Nigeria and Africa at large. This book talks about the image of the Police institution, and from records available to us, you have supported the police immensely, in addition to remaining a paragon in the field of public relations, image making and reputation management.
“We feel you are one of those best suited to dissect and diagnose this book on the day of its presentation, and so we have come to officially invite you as the Royal Mother of the Day/Guest of Honour to help do justice to the public presentation of the book.
“I must reveal that the author indeed, did a clinical x-ray of the image of the Police institution in the book. We have gone ahead as partners, to do a thorough review of the book in the Pointer Newspaper with the title ‘Ex-Police Officer Exposes The Ills Of The Police Institution In Nigeria: A Review’.
“However, we are proud of the image you are creating of Anioma cultural identity. We cannot but acknowledge this immense human accomplishments in our everyday life. And one of such occasions to once again tap from your fountain of knowledge is the day when this book shall be presented to the public with your presence as one of the guests of honour. Thank you for this warm audience Your Majesty”, he stated.
Acknowledging that her modest contributions to humanity had been widely appreciated by honest people, Omu Dunkwu appreciated his visitor for their unrestrained eulogies.
She however, promised to grace the occasion of the book launching provided it does not clash with other important appointments.