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Police Brutality: Judicial Panel Ends 2 Months Sitting In Port Harcourt, Reports & Recommendation To Be Submitted To Governor


The sitting of the Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry into alleged Acts of Violence, Torture, Brutality, Murder and Violation of fundamental Rights of Citizens by Officers, Men and Operatives of Nigerian Police Force has come to an end.

Our correspondent UCHENDU quoted the Chairman of the Commission Justice Chukwuneye Uriri saying that one hundred and eighty-seven cases were entertained, seventy-six Petitions struck out, while Petition concluded and slated for conference is ninety-four.

Justice Uriri while commending everyone for their cooperation, assured that the report including recommendations will be submitted to the state government in due time for prompt intervention.

Earlier, Doctor Lucky Legborsi-nwidu of the Department of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology in the University of Port Harcourt had demanded one hundred million naira compensation and apologies from Nigeria Police.

Doctor Legborsi-nwidu who appeared before the panel in defence of his petition said he was arrested and detained unlawful by personnel of Nigerian Police and was exposed to COVID19 inside the cell.

Doctor Legborsi-nwidu told the panel that despite him presenting his papers and approval from ministry of health to operate as a Pharmacist during Covid-19 lockdown, the police went ahead to unlawfully detained for more than seven hours.

Also, Kingsley Chidiebere-uchendu demanded for arrest and detention of the police officer by name, Edem Itoku who shot died his brother, Honesty Uchendu around Rumuodara axis of the East West road.


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