EDO COMMAND APPOINTS POLICE LAWYER TO HUMAN RIGHTS AND EXTORTION INVESTIGATION UNIT.

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Ref: 5250/EDS/PRD/VOL.25/144
Date: 06/08/2022

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EDO COMMAND APPOINTS POLICE LAWYER TO HUMAN RIGHTS AND EXTORTION INVESTIGATION UNIT.

The Edo State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that the command In a bid to nip in the bud , issues of Police Extortion and Human Rights abuses in the State Police Command, the Command Management has ebbed the fight with the appointment of a Police lawyer as a Human Right and Extortion Investigation Desk officer in The CP’s office at the State Headquarters, Benin City.

The Committee is headed by Barr Polycarp Odion, LLB, (A.A.U), BL, he is domiciled at the State Command headquarters, The Nigeria Police Force, GRA Benin-city. Anyone with complaints of excesses of Police action/ corrupt practises within Edo State should reach the Desk Officer on this phone number 08051554700. Human Rights groups/ Civil Society Organisations and Nigeria Bar association, Benin-city should reach the Desk Officer on 08070700176.

To serve as facilitators to the Officer, 3 Human Rights Lawyers drawn from the Nigeria Bar Association, Benin-city Branch and 2 from the Civil Liberty Organization, Benin-city including the NUJ Chairman have been selected. The facilitators are to assist in collation, processing complaints and collaboration in the enquiries, and also assisting the CP in dealing with such matters. They are;

1. Paula Agbale —————-Chairman
2. NUJ Chairman —————— 07038221884
3. Lizzy iyamu Ojo- Secretary Human Rights Committee —————— +2348055232158
4. Amaechi Nwaozor- PDSS
5. Emmanuel Okorie—————— 08032301666-PDSS
6. Osayuki Agbonghae————— +2347036424400

To this end, the Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, calls for collaboration and partnership to address corrupt practises and Human Rights infringement matters. The CP assures members of the public that this policies and strategies emplaced is to ensure that the Police remain effective and efficient in its fight against violent crimes and maintain cordial relationship with the public devoid of corruption and Human Rights abuses in the state.

E-SIGN
ASP JENNIFER U. IWEGBU
DEPUTY POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
EDO STATE COMMAND,
BENIN CITY.

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