Responding to this, Mr Mba said; “I won’t kill myself because I want you to make you like me.”
He declined to clarify his statements and requested that this reporter send the link to the published story to him.
A week after that was sent, he is yet to respond.
A campaigner against police brutality and the national coordinator of TakeItBack movement, Sanyaolu Juwon, attributed corruption in the system to the poor training and welfare of the officers.
“It all starts with the welfare of the police. When we protest against extra-judicial killing, brutality, bribery and reformation of police, we also consider the police colleges because that is where these officers come from.
“That place is not even okay for animals, not to talk of humans. The training of the police should be given priority as well. Nigerian police are the least (trained) compared to some other countries.
“Also, it boils down to the salaries of these officers. (If) you cannot pay your officers well, then things like these are inevitable.”
He, however, called for disciplinary action against the corrupt officers, saying “there is no justification for receiving bribes.”
“Any officer collecting bribe should be brought to book,” the activist stated.
Other Nigerians react
Since the release of the video, several Nigerians on social media platforms have clamoured for the reformation of the police force.
On Twitter, Eze Nnabuike @ Olinwuzo wrote:
“@PoliceNG and kidnappers are the same people, attacking innocent unarmed people.”