Ogun police aiding and abetting criminality — Rights group •Names indicted divisional stations

Posted by News Express | 24 March 2018 | 1,212 times

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•IGP Ibrahim Idris

A civil rights group, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has accused policemen in Ogun State of engaging in some unwholesome activities such as car snatching, aiding and facilitating drug peddling, smuggling of banned items as well as cultism.

A statement issued by the Executive Chairman of the CHRSJ, Comrade Adeniyi A. Sulaiman, listed the affected divisional stations where these unlawful acts are being committed to include those in Owode, Iju-Attan and the Magbon Federal Anti-robbery Squad, all in Ogun State.

Specifically, Sulaiman accused men of the Owode Divisional Station of aiding cultism by shielding cultists who have been visiting terror on the hapless people of the area from being arrested as men of the police force wickedly look the other way.

On the activities of the men in Magbon, he accused one officer attached to the Federal SARS in the area of conniving with some other officers in Iju-Attan Police Station to escort drug-laden vehicles from Benin Republic into the country.

CHRSJ gave several instances to buttress its allegations.

On its request, the group said: “We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Chairmen of both the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Police Affairs and the Chairman of the Nigeria Police Council, Director-General of the DSS, Director-General of the NDLEA and the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service and the Inspector-General of Police himself to quickly liberate the people of the area from the scourge of secret cultists and drug pushers.

“We are also waiting on the commissioner of police in charge of Ogun State to quickly swing into action by taking the appropriate actions that would eventually free the people of the area who are currently being traumatised by the action of these criminals. This assistance is needed in the area if the people must not resort to self help.”

Source: News Express

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