The Police Service Commission, (PSC), on Monday, promised to investigate alleged Police misconduct contained in the report of the Action Group on Free Civic Space in Nigeria, which was presented to the Commission in Abuja.
This was contained in a statement made available to news men in Abuja by the Spokesperson of the Commission, Mr Ikechukwu Ani.
According to the statement, the Report titled “ENDSARS: Police Brutality, Protests and Shrinking Civic Space in Nigeria was presented by the Group, led by Zikora Ibe and accompanied by Okechukwu Nwanguma and Kingsley Godwin respectively.
It stated that speaking while receiving the delegation on behalf of the Chairman of the Commission, Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, retired Justice of the Supreme Court and Honourable Commissioner representing the Judiciary in the Commission said that the Report was far-reaching and that the Commission would need to further investigate the serious allegations against the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force as contained in it.
It added that Justice Ogunbiyi who said that the Report contained a lot of allegations and information which the Commission would need to verify commended the Group for the painstaking job.
She noted that the Commission would continue to do its best to improve the workings of the Nigeria Police Force and would continue to ensure that it operates within defined rules and regulations and with respect to democratic tenets.
The Leader of Delegation, Zikora Ibe in her brief presentation said the Group wanted the erring Police Officers of the dreaded SARS to be held accountable.
According to her “we urge the National Human Rights Commission and the Enugu state Judicial Panel of Inquiry to commit to bringing the Officers and politicians named and identified by victims in this Report to justice for their various roles in perpetrating and aiding Police brutality.”
She also demanded an investigation of the alleged black-market trade of bodies murdered by SARS operatives to University teaching hospitals as cadavers for the teaching and practice of medicine in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.
The Group also demanded that the capacity of oversight bodies like the Complaints Response Unit (CRU), the Police Service Commission, Ministry of Police Affairs and the National Human Rights Commission, to enforce discipline in the Police should be strengthened.
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