Benin City, Edo State – Some members of the Inspector General Of Police, Intelligence Response Unit (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force who are supposed to be professionally decent and professional in their professional modus operandi and modus vivendi reportedly took five Edo Youth including a member of Joint Legal Action Aids namely : (Enodumwenben Ogbeide, Nicholas Okoro, Igbinovia Osayamwanbor, Osakpanmwan Uhumwangho and Evans Egharevba) of Iguomon Community, Uhunmwonde Local Government Area of Edo State to unknown destination without the prior knowledge of the Police Authority in Edo State over Community dispute between two Communities that had been decided by the Supreme Court.
According to our source, the Officers from IGP Intelligence Response Unit invaded the houses of the suspects in a Commando liked style as early as 2am on the 28th day of February, 2018 and allegedly beat up a pregnant wife of one of the suspects like an animal and took her phones and her thirty thousand naira (#30, 000) forcefully.
It must be noted that virtually all the units at Edo State Command and Zone 5 are abreast of the community disputes as a results of series of petition that had been written by both parties to that effect and arrests had been made and the allegations were discovet
The IGP Intelligent Response Unit who is to lead by example should not involved itself in this mess.
Nigerians are yearning “Enough is enough”.
We hereby pray the following prayers:
1. That the suspects should be released unconditionally and unhurt as we are not aware of their whereabouts.
2. The Police officers involved should be discipline in line with the Police Act for engaging in professional misconduct.
3. That the IGP Tactical Teams operating in the States should desist forthwith from despising the offices of the State Commissioners of Police.
Meetings were held with the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5 and Edo CP on the matter, we are very optimistic of justice and equity.
People of the community are asking fellow Nigerians to join them in sharing and contacting the so called police IPO from abuja 08056542678 known as SUPO Goodluck and also join to report this to police Rapid Response Unit on 08057000003.
Uhuru is achievable.
We say caboodle rejectamenta to injustice and oppression.