Group tasks Buhari on excesses of security operatives

Posted by News Express | 24 April 2016 | 2,281 times

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The leadership of Nigeria Diaspora Security Forum (NDSF) has expressed its dismay at the unfortunate incident in which security operatives attached to the convoy of the Controller-General of Prisons, Dr. Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu, last Wednesday evening, allegedly assaulted a female lawmaker, Hon. Onyemeachi Mprakpor, for overtaking his convoy within the premises of the National Assembly.

The group in a statement e-mailed to News Express from London noted that in a democratic society where everyone is subject to the Rule of Law; this action is unacceptable and has thus called on President Muhammad Buhari to immediately call to order all security operatives to desist from unprofessional damage and attack of properties and persons.

According to the group, “If President Muhammad Buhari’s convoy comply with traffic rules then security chiefs are not above the law and it is now imperative to stop the unnecessary harassment of ordinary Nigerians who are now subjected to intimidation, property damage and personal assault without legal remedy availability to the affected individuals.”

NDSF further urged Nigeria legislators to seize this rare opportunity to read the riot act to security chiefs that they are not above the law and should henceforth comply with traffic rules.

The group, also, called on the Controller General of Prisons, Dr. Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu, to issue an unreserved apology to Nigerians in a national newspaper for not proactively stopping the assault of an unarmed Nigerian.

“In this era of change, the administration of President Muhammad Buhari must not allow security agencies to operate in a manner that damage the reputation of Nigeria brand as a democratic society where the Rule of law is supreme,” NDSF stated.

•Photo shows Ekpendu.

Source: News Express

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