Bayelsa Governor Drums Toughen For #EndSARS, Directs Liberate Of Illegal Detainees
Bayelsa Express Governor, Douye Diri, has shown toughen for the ongoing issue against police brutality, saying that his administration will no longer condone acts that infringed on the classic rights of of us in the voice.
Diri spoke on Saturday night when the protesters in their a entire bunch blocked the Government Dwelling entrance in Yenagoa to press house their calls for.
His spokesman, Daniel Alabrah, in a enlighten, infamous that the governor, who was once strolling back from inspecting communities ravaged by flood, came out of his automobile to affix the youths that were waving placards and chanting slogans against police brutality.
While addressing them, he infamous that as a firm imply against all forms of police brutality, he moved motions as a federal legislator against extra-judicial killings and illegal detention in the voice.
“In 2016, I moved a circulate as a member of the Dwelling of Representatives against extra-judicial killings in Bayelsa.
“Additionally, in 2018, I moved one other circulate in the Dwelling for the liberate of 1 Collins Opumie from Southern Ijaw that was once arrested by the DSS and detained in an underground cell for loads of years unless it came to my knowledge. He was once at final released after that circulate.
“So, I’m a hundred per cent in toughen of you. In a democracy, vitality belongs to the of us. Energy belongs to you, the youths. Which that you must have every correct to issue, and no-one can discontinue you from protesting,” he told the cheering crowd.
While commending the protesters for their still habits, Diri promised to tackle the calls for within his powers and channel others to the explicit quarters on the federal stage.
He thereafter marched with the protesters to the voice police headquarters and was once got by the Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli.
Diri directed the voice police boss to as we tell liberate a youth that was once allegedly arrested all over the issue, saying electorate had an inalienable correct to still issue.
On his portion, Okoli thanked the youths for peacefully conducting themselves and entreated them to snatch the tempo.
Okoli reassured them that the Particular Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) remained disbanded as announced by the Inspector Normal of Police and promised that any officer caught infringing on the classic human rights of Nigerian youth would per chance be handled primarily primarily based on the regulations.
Talking earlier on behalf of the protesters, Mathew Ayibakuro referred to as on the governor to predicament up a judicial panel of inquiry to query into cases of police brutality in the voice with representatives of the youths and civil society organisations.
Ayibakuro usually recognized as for the establishment of a Bayelsa Express security and human rights committee, a sufferer compensation fund, the reform and sufficient funding of the police among a bunch of calls for.