Bayelsa Governor Drums Lend a hand For #EndSARS, Directs Launch Of Illegal Detainees
Bayelsa Articulate Governor, Douye Diri, has proven enhance for the continuing command in opposition to police brutality, announcing that his administration is now not going to condone acts that infringed on the normal rights of americans within the suppose.
Diri spoke on Saturday evening when the protesters in their hundreds blocked the Govt Home entrance in Yenagoa to press home their requires.
His spokesman, Daniel Alabrah, in a press open, celebrated that the governor, who used to be coming back from inspecting communities ravaged by flood, came out of his automobile to enroll within the youths that had been waving placards and chanting slogans in opposition to police brutality.
Whereas addressing them, he celebrated that as a firm recommend in opposition to all forms of police brutality, he moved motions as a federal legislator in opposition to further-judicial killings and unlawful detention within the suppose.
“In 2016, I moved a motion as a member of the Home of Representatives in opposition to further-judicial killings in Bayelsa.
“Furthermore, in 2018, I moved yet another motion within the Home for the open of one Collins Opumie from Southern Ijaw that used to be arrested by the DSS and detained in an underground cell for a range of years until it came to my info. He used to be in the end released after that motion.
“So, I’m a hundred per cent in enhance of you. In a democracy, power belongs to the americans. Vitality belongs to you, the youths. That you simply can come by every real to command, and no one can stop you from protesting,” he instructed the cheering crowd.
Whereas commending the protesters for his or her aloof habits, Diri promised to address the requires within his powers and channel others to the explicit quarters on the federal stage.
He thereafter marched with the protesters to the suppose police headquarters and used to be bought by the Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli.
Diri directed the suppose police boss to straight away open a childhood that used to be allegedly arrested at some point soon of the command, announcing electorate had an inalienable real to aloof command.
On his half, Okoli thanked the youths for peacefully conducting themselves and entreated them to preserve the tempo.
Okoli reassured them that the Special Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) remained disbanded as supplied by the Inspector Normal of Police and promised that any officer caught infringing on the normal human rights of Nigerian childhood would possibly per chance be handled based mostly totally mostly on the law.
Speaking earlier on behalf of the protesters, Mathew Ayibakuro called on the governor to fair up a judicial panel of inquiry to gaze into cases of police brutality within the suppose with representatives of the youths and civil society organisations.
Ayibakuro furthermore called for the establishment of a Bayelsa Articulate security and human rights committee, a sufferer compensation fund, the reform and ample funding of the police among heaps of requires.