Bayelsa Governor Drums Serve For #EndSARS, Directs Begin Of Unlawful Detainees
Bayelsa Roar Governor, Douye Diri, has shown toughen for the ongoing pronounce against police brutality, asserting that his administration will now not condone acts that infringed on the fundamental rights of folk within the allege.
Diri spoke on Saturday evening when the protesters in their hundreds blocked the Government Condominium entrance in Yenagoa to press home their demands.
His spokesman, Daniel Alabrah, in a press delivery, well-known that the governor, who used to be coming back from inspecting communities ravaged by flood, came out of his vehicle to affix the youths that had been waving placards and chanting slogans against police brutality.
While addressing them, he well-known that as a firm advocate against all styles of police brutality, he moved motions as a federal legislator against further-judicial killings and unlawful detention within the allege.
“In 2016, I moved a circulate as a member of the Condominium of Representatives against further-judicial killings in Bayelsa.
“Additionally, in 2018, I moved but one more circulate within the Condominium for the starting up of one Collins Opumie from Southern Ijaw that used to be arrested by the DSS and detained in an underground cell for many years until it came to my files. He used to be by hook or by crook launched after that circulate.
“So, I’m one hundred per cent in toughen of you. In a democracy, vitality belongs to the folk. Vitality belongs to you, the youths. You’ll be in a position to private every accurate to pronounce, and no-one can quit you from protesting,” he knowledgeable the cheering crowd.
While commending the protesters for their aloof habits, Diri promised to address the demands interior his powers and channel others to the correct quarters on the federal level.
He thereafter marched with the protesters to the allege police headquarters and used to be got by the Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli.
Diri directed the allege police boss to straight away delivery a formative years that used to be allegedly arrested one day of the pronounce, asserting electorate had an inalienable accurate to aloof pronounce.
On his piece, Okoli thanked the youths for peacefully conducting themselves and told them to protect the tempo.
Okoli reassured them that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) remained disbanded as announced by the Inspector Overall of Police and promised that any officer caught infringing on the fundamental human rights of Nigerian formative years would be dealt with per the law.
Speaking earlier on behalf of the protesters, Mathew Ayibakuro called on the governor to space up a judicial panel of inquiry to private a study into cases of police brutality within the allege with representatives of the youths and civil society organisations.
Ayibakuro also called for the institution of a Bayelsa Roar security and human rights committee, a sufferer compensation fund, the reform and sufficient funding of the police among other demands.