The Police service commission (PSC) has received a report on an allegation of police misconducts during #EndSARS that was being uncovered in its findings by the Action group on free space in Nigeria as it pledges to investigate.
The statement put further that the group, led by zikora ibe and accompanied by okechukwu Nwanguma and Kingsley Godwin presented the report.
The report titled ‘EndSARS Police Brutality, protest and Shrinking Civil Space in Nigeria was presented to the commission in Abuja.
A statement coming from the Head, Press and Public Relation, ikechukwu Ani quoted justice Clara ogunbiyi, a retired justice of the supreme court and honourable commissioner representing judiciary in the commission who stood in for the chairman as saying the report was far-reaching and that the commission will need to further investigate the serious allegations contained in it.
“The report contained a lot of allegations and information which the commission will need to verify and commend the group for the painstaking job”.
Continuing, justice ogunbiyi said the commission will continue to do its best to improve the workings of the Nigeria police force and will continue to ensure that it operates within defined rules and regulations and with respect to democratic tenents.
Zikora ibe, leader of the delegation said the group is demanding that erring police officers of the dreaded SARS must be held accountable.
“We urge the national human right commission and the Enugu state judicial panel of inquiry to omit to bring officers and politicians named and identified by victims in this report to justice for their various roles in perpetrating and aiding police brutality”
“We equally demand investigation of alleging black market trade of bodies murdered by state Anti-robbery squad (SARS) operatives to university teaching hospitals as cadavers for teaching and practising of medicine in Nigeria’s tertiary institution”
The group also demanded that the capacity of oversight bodies likes, the complaints response unit (CRU), the police service commission, ministry of police affairs and the National Human Right Commission to enforce discipline in the force should be strengthened, the statement reads