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Civil Rights Council Petitions Commissioner Of Police Rivers State Over Increase In Human Rights Abuses By Men Of The E-Crack Unit Of Mile 1 Police Division


The civil rights council have raised alarm over what the termed as increase in human rights abuses in the state.

The National Coordinator of Civil Rights Council Barr. Arochukwu Paul Ogbonna at an emergency meeting of the council held in port Harcourt condemn the use of matches on 3 suspects by men of the Eagles crack command mile one diobu over alleged suspected kidnap by police who tortured the victims to confess and accept that they are kidnappers

Barr Arochukwu Ogbonna Paul also called on the commissioner of police CP Mustapha Dandaura to call the men under his command to order he the council is worried over the seeming increase in human rights abuses recorded by the men of e-crack unit of mile1 police division attached to the commissioner of police in rivers State.

One of the victims Biobere Opuwari narrates his ordeal in the hands of the E crack unit to correspondent. He said they were tortured for two weeks to admit to being kidnapper

Meanwhile the rivers state police command says it has received their petition and is still investigating the matter and would not hesitate to deal with any erring officer.

However, the three victims of alleged machete attack by Eagle crack Police unit in Rivers have petitioned CP Dandaura, Rivers State Commissioner of Police. The letter was written on behalf of Cletus Solomon, Michael Ikeji and Opuwari Bibobra by Asiebu Victor Okilom Esq Principal solicitor of O. N Asiebu and Associates of Divine Chambers in Port Harcourt.

The victims threatened to institute a million-naira fundamental suit in court against the Nigerian Police, SP Benson commander of Eagle Crack Police unit in Rivers State, Inspector Bello and Sergent Friday Obaja if the Police fails to set up panel of inquiry that will investigate the alleged use of machetes on the victims and prosecution of the officers involved if found culpable.

The letter was copied to Inspector General of Police, State Coordinator of National Human Rights Commission and Rivers State coordinator of Public Complaints Commission.


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