CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER HAS APPEALED TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE PROMPT PAYMENT OF FINANCIAL COMPENSATIONS TO VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on January 28, 2021
A constitution lawyer Barr Angus Obinna chukwuka has appealed to the federal government and the police authority to ensure prompt implementation of all the financial compensation demanded by victims of police brutality during the state commission of inquiry sitting in Port Harcourt
Barrister Chukwuka who made the appeal in an interview with Radio Rivers Correspondent Francis Golden in Port Harcourt also urged police authority to ensure outright prosecution of police officers found culpable of brutality, violation of fundamental right of citizens and extra-judiciary killing in the state.
He called on the inspector general of police to ensure total overhaul of the human right department in the police as well as training and retraining of all police officers to nip to the board all forms of police brutality and professional misconduct of police officers in the country.
He called on the Nigeria police force to stop collecting bail fees in the course of arrest as according to him bail is free emphasizing that such action will end drastically corruption in the system and appealed to the police to exhibit professionalism while discharging their legitimate duties
Also speaking Mr. Tabowaneke Briggs stated that any police officers with professional misconduct should be given appropriate punishment to serve as deterrent to other as part of efforts to rekindle the confident of Nigerians on the Nigerians police force
Mr. Briggs who extolled the peaceful disposition of members of the panel legal practitioner and victims of police brutality throughout the commission sitting in Port Harcourt commended the state governor Nyesom Wike for ensuring the constitution of the commission of inquiry to provide justice for victims of police brutality in the state
The state judicial commission of inquiry is expected to summit its findings and recommendation to the state government