Police Brutality: Rivers Judicial Commission of inquiry strikes out two cases

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Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Alleged Acts of Violence, Torture, Brutality, Murder and Violation of Fundamental Rights of Citizens Committed by Officers and Men of the Nigerian Police Force has struck out two petitions.

 The panel struck out the petition of David Paul and ThankGod Nwabeke on the basis that a judgment had already been entered into the matter but only having challenges of enforcement of judgment.


Correspondent Uchendu Ejiowhor reports that the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Chukwujekwu Uriri told the petitioners that it is not the Jurisdiction of the panel to enforce judgment and thereby struck out the petitions.


In a matter brought by the family of Bright Chinatu-Mark who was allegedly killed by a police officer at Rumuokoro in 2018, the panel adjourned till Wednesday this week for continuation.


The Panel gave the adjournment after Counsel representing the Police, N.N Nweke requested to enable them invite the Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Nnamdi Omoni who the brother to the victim named among those on the entourage of the then Commissioner of police, Ahmed Zaki who visited the family on a condolence visit.



Akachi Mark, the younger brother to the late victim who spoke from witness box had narrated to the panel how his brother was shot by a police officer which led the CP to visit their family and promised justice in the matter.



Mark on behalf of the family demanded for one N100m compensation and asked that the police officer who killed his brother should be brought to justice.






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