IGP, NPF dragged to court over human rights violation

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jun 23rd, 2014

MD-Abubakar-police-IGAn Anambra indigene, Chief Okechukwu Nwaforagu, has dragged the Inspector General of Police and the Nigeria Police Force to court over allegedly infringing upon his fundamental rights.

Chief Nwaforagu in a suit he filed at the Idemili Division of the Anambra State High Court, is claiming the sum of N500 million damages.

Narrating his ordeal to newsmen on Sunday at Onitsha, he said, “Following a communal crisis in Umusiome community in Nkpor Town in Idemili Local Gvernment Area of Anambra State, two policemen guarding my hotel premises and one pregnant woman were killed, and my hotel was also burnt down in the process.

“I made a complaint about the incident to the police. But rather than prosecute those who invaded and destroyed my hotel, killing two policemen and pregnant woman, the police framed me up, detained me and further charged me to court, even as the suspects had made confessional statements to the police”.

He said he was still being haunted by the police even after the magistrate court where he was arraigned has granted him bail.

He appealed to appropriate authorities to intervene and save him from further intimidation.

“I am praying the court to stop the police from further arresting and detaining me on the matter, order the police to arraign the real culprits that have confessed to the crime, and allow justice to take its course”, he added.

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