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Pastor Decries The Continuous Detention Of His 25 Years Old Son By Mile1 Police Port Harcourt: Police Denies Arresting The Boy Says Not In Their Custody


The whereabouts of a boys who was allegedly picked up by police  around the Casablanca area last month is still a source of puzzle to the family

Father of a 25 years old boy Uche Joshua Orukwu who was allegedly arrested by mile1 police stations, by men of the operation code name ‘’Eagle Crack’’ on August 25th,2019 is pleading with the Commissioner of police to prevail on the police to release his son.

Father of Uche Joshua, pastor Moses Orukwo said his son had used someone’s phone number to call him from the police detention of Eagle crack at mile to come for his bail and on getting there he was told that his son was never arrested. He said two days after he was still at the police station. Two boys that were able to secure their bail told him that his son was with them in detention at the 3rd code cell not known to most members of the public.

He said he then confronted the commander of Eagle crack about the development but the commander denied knowledge about the said cell.

He claimed that his son had used so many numbers to call him from the cell including that of a police man and other people arrested with his son told him that they were together in the cell with his son but the police insisted that no entry was made about Uche Joshua by the division.

The distraught father then approached the civil rights council to assist him in securing the attention of the police authorities who when contacted denied knowledge of such arrest or detention of the missing boy.

Meanwhile the civil Rights council has condemned the detention of Uche Joshua Orukwo for the past two weeks without charging the matter to court.

National coordinator of civil rights council and Legal adviser Arochukwu Paul Ogbonna said detaining any citizen beyond 48 hours without charging the suspect to court defers all known laws of the land and constitution of federal republic of Nigeria

He called on the commissioner of police in Rivers state Mustapha Dandaura to immediately charge the suspect to court and caution men under his command not to trample on the rights of citizens.

When contacted the police public relation officer Nnamdi Omoni told correspondent on the phone that the command had approached the Eagle crack commander who denied knowledge of such arrest and said he had personally searched the cell for the suspect but couldn’t find the suspects, he concluded that the boy was never arrested and not in their custody.


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