By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
A human rights activist in Delta State, Comrade Israel Joe on Tuesday said that as one of the paramount proponents and key conveners of #EndSARS in Delta state, that he is pleased to say that, “the Delta State Judicial panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and extra judicial killings has submitted its report to the Executive Governor of Delta State.
“We wish to appeal to the governor that the report be implemented, not just black and white but timeously.
“We also want to draw the attention of the governor of Delta State Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the Delta state Commissioner of Police CP Ali Mohammed Ari that some policemen in the state have resumed the harassment, robbery, brutality and extortion that led to the #EndSARS nationwide protest in October last year.
“As I speak, two petitions are before the Commissioner of Police Delta state. The first being a vigilante under the Burutu Area Command who shot and killed an Okada rider Teku Theophilous at DSC Police post Orhuvworun by Free Indeed Church on the 17th of June and the second being a student of Delta State Polytechnic Oghara who was abducted and robbed by Police at gun point on the 25th of June 2021 respectively. The ransom was collected through an account which is contained in the petition.
“These are very few cases of the evils some police in the State who are determine to undermine the Commissioner of Police, to bring down his good image which we will not allow, compared to the everyday complain by Deltans. We regret this situation and pray it does not degenerate into another massive protest as we appeal to the police hierarchy to investigate these issues and ensure justice is done even as we urge the governor to create and interfacing committee against Police Brutality in the state.”