HURIWA demands immediate release of detained Police Service Director

Posted by News Express | 21 June 2017 | 3,501 times

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‚ÄĘPresidential aide Okoi Obono-Obla.

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to release with immediate effect the Director of Finance and Administration of the Police Service Commission, Chief Emmanuel Ibe who has been detained since two weeks reportedly on unsubstantiated petition from the Special Assistant on Prosecution to the President Mr. Okono Obono-Obla.

HURIWA accused Mr. Obla of misusing his office to engage in proxy fights for his relation working in the Police Service Commission who reportedly has had a running battle with the Director of Finance and Administration over the control of the Police Staff Cooperative Society, which allegedly secured huge landed assets from the Abuja political authorities for the use of members.

HURIWA, in a statement last night by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, told the EFCC to hands off the matter which is already a subject of a subsisting petition before the Office of the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo, unless the acting Chairman of EFCC has no respect for the high office of His Excellency the Acting President. 

The civil rights group said the matter is also a subject matter of several pending cases and therefore wondered why the EFCC is nosing into this sort of matter that at best is related to civil matter.

HURIWA accused the Presidential aide of using the letter headed papers of the Federal Attorney General and Minister of Justice to allegedly harass unsuspecting members of the public including top public service officials whom he categorised as his personal enemies.

HURIWA also included the petition sent to the Acting President by the detained Director of Finance and Administration, Chief Emma Ibe, in his capacity as Chairman of the Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society and the General Secretary of the cooperative society Mr. Obinna Malokwu. The petition accused Obono-Obla of "impersonation, nepotism and initimidation of members of the Executive Committee of the Society."

Source: News Express

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