The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said he is deeply concerned over increasing acts of impunity, jungle justice and all manner of dehumanising treatment meted out to Nigerians by unscrupulous persons.
The IGP expressed this concern while reacting to recently publicized incident in the social media portraying the unsavoury debasement and incalculable assault on one Odugu Blessing Dada, 45, in Delta State.
He noted that the incident, like other similar incidence before it, in Edo, Lagos, Abuja and Ebonyi amongst others, has become worrisome.
The IGP, in a statement by the police spokesperson Frank Mba, therefore warned that his regime “which has zero tolerance for human rights abuse especially gender based violence”, will do everything humanly possible and within the ambit of the law to put an end to the scourge and effectively prosecute all offenders.
The statement read in part: ” IGP condoles with all victims of jungle justice and other forms of extra-judicial acts particularly Odugu Blessing Dada, her family and friends over the wicked and unwarranted assault on her by one Friday Ndudi Eluro et. al, and also commends all Nigerians, whom, by their words and actions, have clearly identified with the victim and raised the red flag on impunity and all forms of inhuman treatment in the Country.
“Meanwhile, the IGP who is enthused that most of the alleged perpetrators of this particular crime have been apprehended, nonetheless, has ordered the newly posted Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Adeleke Yinka, psc to ensure that the case be expeditiously and thoroughly investigated and all indicted suspects charged to court.
“The IGP calls on all Nigerians to steer-clear of human rights violations and all manner of impunity and jungle justice and to report all incidence to the nearest relevant authority. He however warns that henceforth violators of the rights of human persons will be dealt-with in accordance with the law.”