The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has condemned the increasing rate of jungle justice in the country and the perpetrators’ penchant for subjecting their victims to all manner of dehumanisation and barbaric acts.
The IGP said his regime has zero tolerance for human rights abuse especially gender-based violence.
Adamu, who made this known in Abuja, said the police under his leadership no longer tolerate the act and vowed to do everything humanly possible and within the ambit of the law to put an end to it.
Adamu, in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, lamented the recent assault on a 45-year-old woman, Odugu, Blessing Dada, of 77, Morka Street, Boji-boji, Owa, in Ika North East LGA of Delta State and similar incidences before it, in Edo, Lagos, Abuja and Ebonyi states.
He commended Nigerians who have shown concern and identified with the victim and raised the red flag on impunity and all forms of inhuman treatment in the country.
The statement reads: “The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has expressed deep concerns over increasing acts of impunity and jungle justice and all manner of dehumanising treatment meted out to Nigerians by unscrupulous persons. The IGP who is appalled with the recently-publicised incident in the social media portraying the unsavoury debasement and incalculable assault on one Odugu, Blessing Dada ‘f’, 45yearrs, of No 77, Morka Street, Boji-boji Owa in Ika North East LGA of Delta State, notes that this incident, like another similar incidence before it, in Edo, Lagos, Abuja, and Ebonyi amongst others, has become worrisome.
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“The IGP, therefore, warns that his regime which has zero tolerance for human rights abuse especially gender-based violence, will do everything humanly possible and within the ambit of the law to put an end to the scourge and effectively prosecute all offenders.
“The IGP condoles with all victims of jungle justice and other forms of extra-judicial acts particularly Odugu, Blessing Dada, her family and friends over the wicked and unwarranted assault on her by one Friday Ndudi Eluro et. al, and also commends all Nigerians, whom, by their words and actions, have clearly identified with the victim and raised the red flag on impunity and all forms of inhuman treatment in the country.
“Meanwhile, the IGP who is enthused that most of the alleged perpetrators of this particular crime have been apprehended, nonetheless, has ordered the newly-posted Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Adeleke Yinka, to ensure that the case is expeditiously and thoroughly investigated and all indicted suspects charged to court.
“The IGP calls on all Nigerians to steer clear of human rights violations and all manner of impunity and jungle justice and to report all incidences to the nearest relevant authority. He, however, warns that henceforth, violators of the rights of human persons will be dealt with in accordance with the law.”
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