Newsexpress place banner advert Yudala Triple Jara Offer
Nigeria Police and extra-judicial killings, By Adewole Kehinde

By Adewole Kehinde on 13/11/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 805


On Wednesday October 26, 2016, the House of Representatives summoned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to appear before it over escalating cases of extra-judicial killings in the country by his men. The police boss is to appear before the House Committees on Police Affairs and Human Rights, along with heads of other security agencies.

The house had cited the case of Bayelsa State, where it said the Joint Task Force and the police had killed four “innocent Nigerians” in the last two weeks. My worry is: since it is a Joint Task Force, how are we sure it is the police that killed the four “innocent Nigerians” in the last two weeks?

It will be recalled that the Inspector-General of Police, on resumption of office, promised Nigerians that the police will be reformed to meet the international standard of policing. In line with this, the IGP had put together, in collaboration with ‘Nigerians Unite Against Terror,’ a Training on Human Rights and Police-Citizens’ Relation for SARS officers in the 12 police zonal commands. This was held simultaneously at the 12 police zonal commands from 19th to 21st of October, 2016.

I was part of that training, and from my interactions with some of the SARS officers, I doubt if those claiming that police are involved in extra-judicial killing are sincere about their allegations. In the case of Eleki community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State where Izu Joseph, Innocent Kokorifa, Inyan and Godgift Oduku were allegedly killed by the Police, we have to look at the security agencies that make up the JTF.

Is the JTF strictly policemen, or do we have the Civil Defence, Nigerian Army and Nigerian Navy as part of the team?

From my many trips to Bayelsa, I rarely see policemen in volatile communities such as Eleki, but the army and navy members in JTF vans patrol the communities.

Although I must commend Hon Sodaguwo Festus-Omoni and his colleagues for raising the issue of extra-judicial killings in Bayelsa, but I think they should have done their homework to know the particular security outfit that was involved in the extra-judicial killings. I must also commend the chairman, House Committee on Ethics/Privileges, Hon Nicholas Ossai, as he enjoined members to rise against extra-judicial killings by security agencies, instead of particularising the police.

I am against injustice and recklessness by security agencies, and I am using this avenue to call on other security agencies to borrow a leaf from the Inspector-General of Police, by organising training on Human Rights and Citizens’ Relations for their personnel.

•Kehinde, an Abuja-based journalist and public affairs analyst, can be reached via kennyadewole@gmail.com. Photo shows IGP Ibrahim Idris.

Source News Express

Posted 13/11/2016 02:18:21 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Drama in court as accused refuses to return...

NTA boss charges media on 2015 elections

Uduaghan commissions 64 roads in Asaba, assures Deltans...

President Buhari is not the problem, By Afam...

Buhari reacts to Boko Haram’s attack on Abuja...

Obuah lauds peaceful hosting of PDP’s National Convention...

Police seal venue of PDP emergency meeting In...

Ebonyi takes delivery of equipment for rice production...

Rivers Govt. begins demolition of structures on waterways...

Nigerian charged with double murder in London

Aka Ikenga drags President Jonathan, Gov. Fashola to...

Britain trains 40 Nigerian Festival Managers

 

Latest News Shehu clears Buhari over PUNCH reporter’s expulsion from Aso Rock Amosun commissions ultra-modern Automobile Workshop, promises 3 more Nnamdi Kanu: SERG hails judiciary, urges FG to obey order this time Nigeria equity market sustains growth Ekiti LG laments 14 months Blackout, begs BEDC NRC boosts Abuja-Kaduna rail service Bayelsa Govt. bemoans delays in release of second tranche of Paris Club refunds Economy: VP seeks banks’ support Mass redeployment of senior officers hits Customs CBN sells $25m in new FX window for investors, exporters African Development Bank approves $280m to support Nigerian youths in agriculture Ikoyigate: Why Osibanjo’s probe panel should be disbanded — Intersociety

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (240,890 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (218,370 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (181,198 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (163,649 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (154,800 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (135,808 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (118,743 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (116,869 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (104,638 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (101,513 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (99,957 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (94,403 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,525) Business Verdict (15) Columnists (668) Complaints & Requests (86) Enterprise & Opportunities (146) Entertainment (308) Features (430) Global Business Monitor (146) International (1,350) Interviews (119) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (51) News (23,699) Opinion (679) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,669) Religion (519) Sports (1,253) Stock Watch (18) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

CBN Advert

 

Certificate Controversy: Dino Melaye celebrates as Vice Chancellor confirms he graduated...

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!