WACOL DEMANDS DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST POLICE OFFICERS INDICTED FOR BRUTALIZING ITS OFFICIALS

A non-governmental organisation, Women Aid Collective, says two weeks after the report of the special enquiry set up by the Enugu State Police Command on alleged Police brutality on a member of its staff, action is yet to be taken.

WACOL had protested alleged brutality of one of its staff by four Police officers from Area Command Enugu, who allegedly invaded the office on January 30, 2020 for failure to produce a victim of rape.

Following the development, the Enugu State Police Command set up an investigative panel to look into the matter and the panel came out with reports and recommendation on February 5, 2020.

Reacting to the recommendation, the Executive Director of WACOL, Professor Joy Ezeilo, while commending Commissioner of Police Enugu State Command for his prompt intervention in setting up the panel, noted that no disciplinary measure had been taken against officers.

The victim of the brutality, who is a legal practitioner, Miss. Goodness Ibangah said she was still on medication since the incident and had not recovered from the trauma.

Another eyewitness and a staff of the organisation, Nneka Okwor, who attested to the maltreatment meted to the victim by the Police, maintained that she was also beaten when she tried stopping them from attacking her colleague.

They however called for disciplinary measures to be taken against the Police officers to serve as deterrent to others.

TESSY AGWA

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