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Falana seeks arrest of police who brutalised NLC president


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Human rights activist, Femi Falana, has called upon the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to ensure the arrest and prosecution of police officers allegedly involved in the brutalization of the Nigeria Labour Congress President, Joe Ajaero.

In a statement he personally signed, Falana criticized the police’s statement denying Ajaero’s arrest on Wednesday and asserted that the police’s explanation had inconsistencies.

Falana urged the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to thoroughly investigate the incident and ensure the prompt prosecution of the police officers responsible for the brutalization of the NLC President.

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He stated, “The police version of the brutalisation of the NLC President, Comrade Joe Ajero is full of loopholes.

“Why did the police allow Comrade Ajero to be brutalised by the so-called miscreants? In other words, why did the police not protect him from the violent attack?

“So the police who witnessed the attack without making any arrest suddenly turned round to take the victim to the police clinic. The members of the public who decried the barbaric attack took pictures, which exposed the misleading version of the police.

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“It is disturbing that the police justified the action of the so-called miscreants by saying that Comrade Ajero has disobeyed the order of a court. Why did the police not allow the court to purge Comrade Ajero of contempt of court?

“We call on the Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to investigate and ensure that the police officers who brutalised the NLC President are prosecuted without any delay.”

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