Okechukwu Nwanguma, the former Cordinator of Network on Police Reforms in Nigeria, has responded to the withdrawal of police escort attached to the Chairman, Five Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo, Popularly known as E-Money.
Emeka Okonkwo, who is the younger brother to the popular musician, Kingsley Okonkwo, aka K-Cee was said to have drawn the ire of the police for using policemen as domestic staff.
Nwanguma, who faulted the use of policemen for domestic purposes, said in his interview with the saharaRepoters, on Tuesday.
The PUNCH had also reported that E-Money has become the subject of a police investigation for his extravagant lifestyle and rumoured misuse of police orderlies attached to him.
According to what they said, he left police custody after six hours of interrogation on Tuesday.
Nwanguma said, "Senior officers, especially those in higher positions, assign these officers to 'big men' (especially those with questionable characters or undefined way of livehood) for their personal aggrandizement. The money payed to them goes to their pocket.
"There are classification of people authorized to be assigned police escorts. They are nominated VIPs. They are people occupying public positions. They include people elected into executive positions or heads of tiers of government. Private individuals are not officially authorized to police escorts except in specific situations which may not be permanent. Unless we get the government we desire, we will not get the police we desrve."