– calls for expedited prosecutions
- By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu
Foundation for Environmental Rights, Advocacy and Development (FENRAD) has petitioned Abia Commissioner of Police, Jane Agbede to expedite prosecution of security personnel that involved in extrajudicial killings om during the lockdown in the state.
It will be recalled that in a bid of some security personnel to enforce the lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic, some innocent citizens lost their lives under extrajudicial conditions.
Such notable incident is that of one Chibuisi which was allegedly sent to his untimely grave on Monday, April 6, 2020 along Ururuka Road in Obingwa area of the state by one Inspector Stanley.
Another is that of one Mr. Friday Arunsi from Ebem, Ohafia, which was also shot dead by a police officer- an incident which led to wantom destruction of property.
FENRAD therefore appealed to the CP to ensure that justice is served expeditiously in the said cases as such can boost public confidence.
The group further demands probe of alleged massive unlawful detention, exploitation of motorists and tricyclists by men of the force during the period under review.
The foundation also noted that though there are indications that the officers involved are detained with State Criminal Investigation Department, there are questions begging for urgent attention, which include which justice has been done since then; and who assigned a drunken officer ammunition.
FENRAD, therefore urged the CP to keep the public abreast of the development to retain their confidence.
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