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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Imo : NBA To Collate Names Of Innocent Imolites Unjustly Arrested, Detained By Police




From Godwin Akomah

Following the alleged cases of human rights abuse, unlawful arrest and detention of many indigens and residents of Imo State, especially in Owerri, the State capital by the Police, the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Owerri branch has established a help desk to handle  such complaints and alleged infractions.
 
The branch's Publicity Secretary, Uzor Enwere, who announced this in a statement on Thursday, said 
the Bar, through its committee on Human Rights will anchor and coordinate the help desk at the Bar center to entertain complaints on unlawful arrest and detention of Imolites. 

Enwere said the development followed a recent meeting with the Commissioner of Police and the Security Adviser to the Governor.

According to him, the Bar Centre will collate the names of innocent Imolites unjustly arrested and detained by the Nigeria Police for the purpose of securing their release. 

"The Bar, through its committee on Human Rights will anchor and coordinate the help desk at the Bar center to entertain complaints on unlawful arrest and detention of Imolites. 

"Complaints received will be taken up with the appropriate quarters in order to secure the release of these detainees; considering that the Courts are not sitting owing to the JUSUN strike.

"This approach is dictated by the precarious security situation in Imo State at the moment which has the semblance of war situation. The outcome of our interactions reveal that there is more to the situation than meets the eye

"The Human Rights help desk of the Bar will open from tomorrow, 4th day of June,2021 at the Bar centre from 10am or so soon thereafter," he stated. 


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