Bayelsa Governor Drums Strengthen For #EndSARS, Directs Inaugurate Of Unlawful Detainees
Bayelsa Suppose Governor, Douye Diri, has shown give a enhance to for the continuing inform against police brutality, announcing that his administration will no longer condone acts that infringed on the classic rights of different folks within the insist.
Diri spoke on Saturday night when the protesters in their hundreds blocked the Authorities Dwelling entrance in Yenagoa to press home their demands.
His spokesman, Daniel Alabrah, in a statement, approved that the governor, who modified into as soon as coming back from inspecting communities ravaged by flood, got here out of his automobile to be a half of the youths that had been waving placards and chanting slogans against police brutality.
While addressing them, he approved that as an organization suggest against all styles of police brutality, he moved motions as a federal legislator against further-judicial killings and unlawful detention within the insist.
“In 2016, I moved a motion as a member of the Dwelling of Representatives against further-judicial killings in Bayelsa.
“Additionally, in 2018, I moved one other motion within the Dwelling for the free up of 1 Collins Opumie from Southern Ijaw that modified into as soon as arrested by the DSS and detained in an underground cell for a few years except it got here to my knowledge. He modified into as soon as finally released after that motion.
“So, I’m one hundred per cent in give a enhance to of you. In a democracy, energy belongs to the other folks. Energy belongs to you, the youths. You comprise every shapely to inform, and no-one can conclude you from protesting,” he urged the cheering crowd.
While commending the protesters for their peaceable behavior, Diri promised to handle the demands within his powers and channel others to the suitable quarters on the federal stage.
He thereafter marched with the protesters to the insist police headquarters and modified into as soon as purchased by the Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli.
Diri directed the insist police boss to straight away free up a formative years that modified into as soon as allegedly arrested at some stage within the inform, announcing residents had an inalienable shapely to peaceable inform.
On his portion, Okoli thanked the youths for peacefully conducting themselves and entreated them to withhold 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 classic human rights of Nigerian formative years would be handled in accordance with the law.
Speaking earlier on behalf of the protesters, Mathew Ayibakuro known as on the governor to space up a judicial panel of inquiry to behold into cases of police brutality within the insist with representatives of the youths and civil society organisations.
Ayibakuro steadily is called for the institution of a Bayelsa Suppose safety and human rights committee, a sufferer compensation fund, the reform and ample funding of the police among different demands.