ACTS OF VIOLENCE, TORTURE, BRUTALITY AND VIOLATION OF FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT OF CITIZENS
Written by miebaka ikiriko on December 11, 2020
The Rivers State Commission of inquiry into alleged acts of violence, torture, brutality, and violation of Fundamental Human Right of Citizens by operatives of the Nigerian Police Force entertained seven petitions and struck our three during its sitting in Port Harcout.
The struck petitions include the one brought before it by Eketiti Esiso, Ozurumba Joseph and eighteen others, as well as Liyod Toku Mike, Ugoma Obuzor and others for lack of jurisdition.
Meanwhile, an Indigene of Igbobo Community in Ahoada East Local Government Area, Abushke Edema has accused the operatives of Ubete Police Division of killing one Chief Nwobodo Edema for N100 bribe on October 24, 2018 at Ubete Police checkpoint in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area.
Edema while given his testimony before the State Commission of Inquiry said Police officers numbering Three from Ubete, brutalized and dehumanized the late nwobodo Edema with their riffles as well as threw him into the cell after his refusal to give the N100 only, pointing out that the deceasedwas confirmed dead by a Medical Doctor at Ahoada General Hospital as a result of the brutality by the Police officers.