While a good number of Nigerians are currently expressing their displeasure at the activities of officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Police, one officer is living a ‘double’ life as a cop and musician.
Yomi Sars aka Gucci Mane Eko is a 30-year-old policeman who is also a musician. Most of his songs see him talking about life on the streets and how he has gotten to where he is today.
Speaking about what attracted him to the streets, Yomi wrote in an Instagram post that “I was born with a silver spoon but I left the comfort of my home to be on the Street just as if I knew my mum won't stay on for long......I thank God who led my path on the street and make me a better person.”
A close friend of many celebrities, Yomi particularly has a close relationship with popular musician Olamide.
Several sources report that he has attended several shows in the company of Baddo.
See some of his photos with stars below:
His latest song titled Japa talks about the dangers of dr*g abuse. Watch it below:
But its not all just music for Yomi. On his Instagram page, he regularly shares photos of himself in uniform as well as this photo of him being decorated with a new rank.
He regularly takes part in special assignments and he describes Abba Kyari, an assistant police commissioner of Lagos state famous for his role in arresting Kidnap kingpin Evans as his mentor.
The trending topic of #EndSars is something Yomi is passionate about. He has also shared his thoughts on the issue advocating for a total reform of the police.
“The #EndSARS is no longer one that any responsible Citizen minded Police officer can ignore, not necessarily giving credence to some of the gory yet vivid narrations but Policing is to maintain the public peace in whatever guise the unrest may come.
From Wuang, Dallas, Frankfurt, Paris, London and even Conakry Citizens have at some point in time, say recently protested against Police brutality. It comes with the job, it is a sad truth. It's same as the Doctor that leaves a spatula inside a patient or watches a patient die because the family couldn't make cash deposit for treatment, it's like the school Proprietors that wouldn't allow the most brilliant child in the school write exams because the parents can't afford to pay the fees, the Lawyer that breathes well knowing an innocent person have gone to jail only because legal fees couldn't be paid . All these hinge on the individual's world view, personal background and moral check list.
Definitely some Officers are on the extreme in the line of duty, some are on the job for personal gratification but we must commend the larger percentage who are worthy Ambassadors of the Police Force. Those that daily defy the lack of basic needs like accommodation, uniform and other kits, up to date technology and equipments, no life insurance or worthy compensation for family and or loved ones in the case of death in the line of duty and with the little they're given, combat violent crimes, conduct investigations, track down cunning criminals and do all they can to maintain law and order. I say again, a greater number of Officers of the Nigeria Police Force are Heroes without capes.
My simple suggestion in lending my voice to the #EndSARS is this; let us together raise the standard of our society, our collective existence as a people, for if we're yet to realize every singular facet of the society reflects the whole, as no entity can forever stand aloof. Justice is a system, a societal measure and as the Yorubas will say "Gba fun Muri ni gba fun Gbaja". This of course shouldn't stop the Police from looking into the various allegations levelled against the body, and the need to investigate and weed out the wolves amongst us.”
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