Extra-Judicial Killings: Leaders Must Take Police Reform Seriously – NHRC Boss

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Extra-Judicial Killings: Leaders Must Take Police Reform Seriously – NHRC Boss
Extra-Judicial Killings: Leaders Must Take Police Reform Seriously – NHRC Boss

By our Reporter

Currently, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria, Anthony Okechukwu Ojukwu, is saying that political leaders must take the issue of police reforms seriously.

Anthony Okechukwu Ojukwu, as Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria, says political leaders must take the issue of police reforms seriously to address extra-judicial killings in the country.

He, Ojukwu stated this while commenting on the recent killing of a Lagos female lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem, during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today.

According to available information, Raheem, her sister, husband and four children were returning from an eatery in the Ajah area of Lagos when the incident happened on Christmas Day.

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Expectefly, the Police has since detained the erring Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) along with four others for their alleged involvement in the shooting incident that led to the death of the female lawyer.

But commenting further on the matter, Ojukwu said, “We should not lose hope. The political leaders must take this issue of police reforms seriously. We need to deal with it holistically for law enforcement to improve in this country.”

Ojukwu then added that every officer found guilty of extra-judicial killing in the country should be held accountable.

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