Bayelsa Governor Drums Toughen For #EndSARS, Directs Start Of Unlawful Detainees
Bayelsa Stutter Governor, Douye Diri, has confirmed toughen for the continuing hiss in opposition to police brutality, announcing that his administration will no longer condone acts that infringed on the fundamental rights of parents within the grunt.
Diri spoke on Saturday evening when the protesters of their hundreds blocked the Govt Rental entrance in Yenagoa to press house their calls for.
His spokesman, Daniel Alabrah, in an announcement, essential that the governor, who became once getting again from inspecting communities ravaged by flood, came out of his vehicle to affix the youths that had been waving placards and chanting slogans in opposition to police brutality.
While addressing them, he essential that as a agency recommend in opposition to all forms of police brutality, he moved motions as a federal legislator in opposition to extra-judicial killings and unlawful detention within the grunt.
“In 2016, I moved a motion as a member of the Rental of Representatives in opposition to extra-judicial killings in Bayelsa.
“Additionally, in 2018, I moved but another motion within the Rental for the free up of 1 Collins Opumie from Southern Ijaw that became once arrested by the DSS and detained in an underground cell for lots of years till it came to my data. He became once sooner or later released after that motion.
“So, I’m one hundred per cent in toughen of you. In a democracy, energy belongs to the oldsters. Energy belongs to you, the youths. You’ve got every correct to hiss, and no-one can cease you from protesting,” he informed the cheering crowd.
While commending the protesters for his or her restful conduct, Diri promised to handle the calls for within his powers and channel others to basically the most attention-grabbing quarters on the federal degree.
He thereafter marched with the protesters to the grunt police headquarters and became once bought by the Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli.
Diri directed the grunt police boss to correct away free up a formative years that became once allegedly arrested for the duration of the hiss, announcing electorate had an inalienable correct to restful hiss.
On his segment, Okoli thanked the youths for peacefully conducting themselves and instructed them to settle on care of the tempo.
Okoli reassured them that the Particular Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) remained disbanded as supplied by the Inspector Overall of Police and promised that any officer caught infringing on the fundamental human rights of Nigerian formative years can be dealt with in step with the law.
Speaking earlier on behalf of the protesters, Mathew Ayibakuro called on the governor to position of abode up a judicial panel of inquiry to envision into circumstances of police brutality within the grunt with representatives of the youths and civil society organisations.
Ayibakuro moreover is named for the institution of a Bayelsa Stutter safety and human rights committee, a sufferer compensation fund, the reform and ample funding of the police amongst other calls for.