Alleged human rights abuses: Soludo wades in, assures justice

Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo has assured justice over alleged criminalities and human rights abuses involving some police officers in Zone 13 Headquarters Ukpo and Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Awkuzu, Anambra State Command respectively.

The Governor commended Inspector General of Police for setting up a Special Investigation Panel to investigate the allegations.

In a statement by his Press Secretary Christian Aburime, Soludo asked State’s Attorney General to immediately call for, and review files of cases on allegation of commision of offences created by the laws of the State, being handled by the said RRS. 

He appealed to the people of the state to remain patient and allow the law take its due course, stressing that his administration with zero tolerance for criminality, would allow rule of law to reign supreme at all times.

The statement reads, “The attention of the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR has been drawn to several media reports on alleged criminalities involving some police officers in Zone 13 Headquarters Ukpo, Anambra State and the alleged human right abuses by some officers of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Awkuzu, Anambra State Command respectively 

“Preliminary inquiry has revealed that the Inspector General of Police has set up a Special Investigation Panel to investigate the allegations at the end of which a report would be issued. 

“Governor Soludo commends the Inspector General of Police for that timely intervention. Consequently, it has become imperative in the light of the above to await the outcome of the investigations which is expected soonest. 

“Governor Soludo wishes to assure the entire public that the government is closely monitoring the situation and would ensure that justice is done at the end of the day if anyone is found culpable. 

“In the mean time, the Governor has requested the Attorney General of Anambra State to immediately call for, and review all the files of cases on allegation of commision of offences created by the laws of our State, being handled by the said RRS. 

“This will enable the Attorney General give such directions or take such necessary legal actions in line with section 211 of the Constitution and sections 148, 149 and 150 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Anambra State 2022.

“The Governor therefore appeal to the people of Anambra State and the entire public to remain patient and allow the law take its due course. 

“Ndi Anambra should be rest assured that the administration of Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo has zero tolerance for criminality and would always allow the rule of law to reign supreme at all times while justice must be given to those who deserve it.”

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