Prince Kehinde Taiga, who was appointed by Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed and President Muhammadu Buhari to be a member of the Delta state Community Policing Committee, has resigned a week after the swearing in conducted by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at the state government house last week Friday.
The committee which was inaugurated by Governor Okowa on Friday May 22, 2020 is to assist the security agents on the best policing strategies that will aid in curbing criminality in the communities and part of the job of the community policing committee is to advice all security agents in the discharge of their duties within the ambit of the law. It is also to proffer necessary solutions to security challenges in the state.
But Taiga, who is national vice president of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR) on Friday May 29 said he is resigning the appointment on the ground that he has seen the appointment as a ploy to block him from his activism and fighting for the rights of the oppressed and common Nigerians.
He told Emerald News on phone: “I was given appointment some weeks ago to be a member of community policing committee in Delta state. I have dropped the appointment because we are not celebrating democracy in Nigeria. Rather, we are celebrating cabacracy, the government of the cabals.
“I will continue to defend the poor. I will have nothing to do other than defending the poor and the oppressed. From today I resigned that appointment. I see the appointment as contrary to my activity which I have chosen from God.
“I have come to realise that the appointment contravenes my stand in defending the common man. I see the appointment as a way of buying me over from standing for the oppressed.
“However, I want to appreciate the Inspector General of police, commissioner of police Delta state for finding me worthy, the governor of Delta state, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. But I see the appointment as blocking me from standing for the oppressed. I will continue to defend the oppressed in Nigeria.
“I have written my letter to them informing them of my decision to resign. They have not responded.”