Police Lawyer Leads Human Rights and Extortion Investigation Unit in Edo – Nigerian Observer

BENIN CITY – Determined to address issues of police extortion and human rights abuses, the Edo State Police Command has appointed its attorney as the unit’s desk officer. investigation into human rights and command extortion in Benin City.

The court-appointed lawyer is Barr Polycarp Odion domiciled at the headquarters of the State Command, GRA, Benin-Ville.

Edo State Police Command, ASP Assistant Public Relations Officer Jennifer Iwegbu said in a statement made available to reporters in Benin City last weekend.

“The Edo State Police Command would like to inform the general public that the command, in an effort to nip in the bud, the issues of police extortion and human rights abuses within of the state police command, the leadership of the command has slowed down the fight with the appointment of a Police Advocate as an officer of the office of investigation of human rights and extortion at the office of the PC at the seat of the State, in Benin City.

“The committee is headed by Barr Polycarp Odion, LLB, (AAU), BL, it is domiciled at the State Command Headquarters, The Nigeria Police Force, GRA Benin-city. Anyone with complaints of excessive policing/corrupt practices in Edo State should contact the office manager on 08051554700. civil society and the bar association of Nigeria, Benin-city should contact the office manager on 08070700176,” she said.

ASP Iwegbu added that the Police Command has also appointed five facilitators consisting of three human rights lawyers from the Nigerian Bar Association, Benin branch and two civil liberty organisations, Benin-City. , including the President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Edo State Council, Mr. Festus Alenkhé.

“Facilitators should help with the collection, processing of complaints and collaboration in investigations, and also help the CP to deal with these issues. They are;

1. Paula Agbale – President

2. Festus Alenkhe, President of EDO NUJ – 07038221884

3. Lizzy iyamu Ojo- Secretary Human Rights Committee -+2348055232158

4. Amaechi Nwaozor – PDSS

5. Emmanuel Okorie— 08032301666-PDSS

6. Osayuki Agbonghae-+2347036424400

7. Abraham Oviawe—+2348038974994 from the Civil Liberty Organization,” she noted.

The command’s deputy spokesperson, however, said that Edo State Command’s Police Commissioner, CP Abutu Yaro, filed a lawsuit alleging collaboration and partnership to combat corrupt practices and violations of human rights.

“CP assures members of the public that these policies and strategies put in place are intended to ensure that the police remain effective and efficient in their fight against violent crime and maintain cordial relations with the public free of corruption and human rights abuses. man in the state,” ASP Iwegbu said.

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