A BUSINESSMAN, BARNABAS WORLU, APPEALED TO STATE JUDICIARY COMMISSION OF INQUIRY TO IMPLEMENT THE PETITION BROUGHT TO THEM BY VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 14, 2021
A Businessman and native of Rukpoku Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, Barnabas Worlu has appealed to the State Judicial Commission of Inquiry to rise to the occasion and ensure full implementation of the overwhelming evidence and petitions brought before it by victims of Police brutality for the interest of equity and justice in the state.
Worlu who made the appeal while narrating his ordeal in the hands of the disbanded Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS before the State Judicial Commission of Inquiry in Port Harcourt said the unprofessional conduct and operation of SARS officials had caused havoc in society describing it as one too many.
He told the panel he sustained a life threatening injury with a fracture on his right leg as a result of the brutality and torture meted out on him by SARS operatives on March 9, 2020, while returning from a business trip and demanded fifty million compensation from the Police authority.
Also testifying, a one hundred level student of the Department of Business Administration, Elechi Amadi Polytechnic Port Harcourt, Miss Precious Woko said SARS Operatives shot death her elder brother Godspower Woko while he was scampering for his safety as a result of the sporadic shooting by the SARS operatives on February 9, 2017, at Okoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of the State.
Miss Woko who noted that the family only discovered the body of his late brother at the mortuary deposited by the police officers prayed the commission to ensure that Justice was served on the matter and a compensation of thirty million Naira paid by the Police authority for the upkeep of her late brother’s wife and two children.
Radio Rivers Correspondent Francis Golden reports that the commission entertained ten petitions and struck out three for lack of diligent prosecution and Jurisdiction.