Today is the International Human Rights Day
It’s a day to reflect on how much we comply with or observe human rights norms.
This year’s theme is stand up for Human Rights. It is an admonition for everyone to promote and protect human rights and in particular to speak out against Human Rights abuses.
It is important to use the occasion to encourage government to train and retrain law enforcement agents like police officers who mostly cause these violations.
Accounts of Endsars protesters which were frozen should be restored. While criminal elements who hijacked the protest can be prosecuted the EndSARs protesters should be left off the hook.
Victims of police brutality should be compensated with sufficient amount of money to assuage their feelings.
Meanwhile erring officers who engaged in serious brutality should be made to face the wrath of the law.
Concerning the killing of a Keke driver at Rukpokwu today by a trigger happy police officers I condemn the misconduct of the officer in very strong terms. The matter should be thoroughly investigated and those responsible should face both dismissal and prosecution. The family should be paid N800 million
Angus Obinna Chukwuka