Hehehe. People should be very wary of what they do in public, what with the advent of social media… You never know who is watching and recording and waiting to out you to the world.

Sometime in December 2015, at an event of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Academy NSCDC, in Abuja, something pretty awkward happened.

An operative of the Department of State Security became a shoe shiner to Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau.

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The video which has now gone viral shows the minister – seated in white and surrounded by senior NSCDC officers.

Dambazau watched the proceedings while a DSS operative bent to clean his shoe with a white handkerchief.

A whole DSS agent, shinning Oga Minister’s shoes! Watch the video here.

It must have been abuse of security details like this that made Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase warn police officers in May last year, against running errands or doing domestic chores for their principals.

“Those of you who are posted to VIPs, on no account should you carry their bags and on no account should you act as domestic servants to them,” Mr. Arase told police inspectors and other rank, shortly after he was appointed Inspector General.

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“You are police officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and they must respect you as such. Your uniform must be respected, anybody who wants to hire a domestic help should not use our policemen who are sent to protect them as domestic help.

“I have directed the commissioner of police in charge of the airports that if they find any of you carrying boxes (of VIPs) and rifles, and dragging them all over the place, they should arrest you and you will be punished.’’


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