Last Updated on May 3, 2019 by Ope Quadri
A former presidential Reno Omokri has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to sack any of his service chiefs since 2015 despite an unaccounted number of Nigerians who have been unlawfully killed.
Omokri who was the Special Assistant to Dr Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former leader, said Nigeria is lack good leaders that could take the same action Cypriot President took.
Cyprus reportedly sacked his Police chief after four women were killed.
He took to his Twitter:
“The Cypriot President sacked his Police chief after 4 women were killed. In Nigeria, thousands have been killed. President
@MBuhari has sacked NONE of his service chiefs. Nigeria is not poor because she lacks resources. She is poor because she lack leaders,” he tweeted.
It was gathered that President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades sacked the country’s police chief over what he described as a failure to promptly investigate the disappearances of women and girls after a suspected serial killer’s murders were discovered by accident.
In Cyprus, no fewer than four women have been found murdered in the past three weeks and their bodies dumped in three locations west of the capital Nicosia.
A 35-year-old career army officer is also in custody and has confessed to seven killings.
It was gathered that investigations are underway into three other disappearances, including those of two girls aged six and eight.
The magnitude of the crime was unknown when tourists accidentally found a bound body in a mine shaft flooded by heavy rain on April 14.
Police were accused of failing to investigate the disappearances properly when they were first reported.
Police have so far identified only one victim, Marry Rose Tiburcio, from the Philippines. She went missing with Sierra, her 6-year-old daughter, in May last year.
Anastasiades on Friday cited “apparent negligence” by police in failing to promptly investigate reports of missing persons, which he said led him to sack Zacharias Chrysostomou, the police chief.
“I was led to the unpleasant position of having to terminate your service as police chief of Cyprus,” Anastasiades wrote to Chrysostomou in a letter released to the media.
“The head of an authority, even if he does not bear personal responsibility, must assume the responsibility of restoring the damaged reputation of the body he leads.”
Omokri said he would like to see Buhari emulate his counterpart in Cyprus who fired police boss for failing to give details into the killing of four women.