IGP, please come to the aid of Kwa­jarfa

Sunday Trust - - VIEWPOINT - Adewuyi Adeg­bite can be reached at:ayekooto05@gmail.com

Mr. Fu­lani Kwar­jafa is a for­mer Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice in La­gos State. He also headed the Na­tional Drug Law En­force­ment Agency, NDLEA. I first came across the ex­ploits of Kwar­jafa, in an in­ter­view he granted one of the na­tional dailies at the heat of the clam­our for the abo­li­tion of Spe­cial Anti-rob­bery Squad, (SARS). It was in that in­ter­view that he nar­rated how God used him to set up the squad.

In an­other in­ter­view with the Nige­rian Tele­vi­sion Au­thor­ity, which I had the op­por­tu­nity of watch­ing, I was able to know more about the man. From the in­ter­view he granted the dailies, I re­al­ized that Kwar­jafa rose to the pin­na­cle of his ca­reer through the dint of hard work and pa­tri­o­tism. He rose from grass to grace. With or­di­nary pri­mary school cer­tifi­cate, he joined the po­lice and de­vel­oped him­self ed­u­ca­tion­ally and later rose from cor­po­ral to ASP, Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice, As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice and fi­nally Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice. In the course of his ser­vice to the na­tion, he had auto crashes on three oc­ca­sions. At an­other time, armed rob­bers in­vaded his house to pun­ish him for his brav­ery, but God saved him on all oc­ca­sions. Ob­vi­ously, Kwar­jafa served the na­tion pa­tri­ot­i­cally and con­fessed that he never took bribe from any­body. In recog­ni­tion of his ser­vice to the na­tion in var­i­ous ca­pac­i­ties, he was awarded the na­tional hon­our, Of­fi­cer of the Fed­eral Repub­lic (OFR).

The irony about Kwar­jafa is that at 82, he is not get­ting the re­quired at­ten­tion from an or­ga­ni­za­tion he served mer­i­to­ri­ously. He is cur­rently suf­fer­ing from an ail­ment which re­sulted from the ac­ci­dent he had while in ser­vice, but all his ap­peals for help have proved abortive.

I want to ap­peal to the In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice to as a mat­ter of ur­gency, come to his aid.

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