A professional-democracy group, TakeItBack Motion has warned the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko to be sure that policemen below her command don’t threaten, harass or kill youths that may flood streets on October 10 for the #EndSARS remembrance protest.
The group mentioned this in its response to an announcement by the Oyo State Police Command this week that it’s going to repel the deliberate protest.
A press release signed by the Command’s spokesperson, Adewale Osifeso, which was made out there to journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital mentioned mother and father, guardians and leaders that wield numerous levels of affect in non secular, instructional and conventional capacities are passionately suggested to warn their wards and proteges in opposition to being utilized by retailers of anarchy, as violators could be totally sanctioned and prosecuted.
In response to an announcement signed by the Secretary of the group, Lekan Adisa, which was obtained by SaharaReporters on Wednesday, the policemen and different safety businesses are reminded that peaceable protest stays part of basic human rights.
The assertion learn, “In response to the information on social media in regards to the upcoming memorial of #EndSARS victims and press launched by Oyo state police command, TIB sees that report as unnecessary and a approach of making pointless concern right into a peaceable society.
“We didn’t neglect that it was police brutality that preceded the retaliation by indignant youths named hoodlums throughout the 20-10-2020 protest.
“CP Ngozi Onadeko can testify that each protest in Oyo state was carried out peacefully earlier than police themselves turned it to violence and begin taking pictures at peaceable protesters across the state.
“We youths misplaced about 5 protesters at Ogbomoso, some youths in Ibadan together with males in uniform and so many individuals are nonetheless on the hospital beds responding to remedy since final 12 months.
“Additionally 9 harmless youths in relation with #EndSARS protest are nonetheless in detention. All that occurred as a result of police incapability to watch the rule of engagement in a time like that.
“Furthermore, the peaceable youths of Oyo state see the report as intimidation, a strategy to clamp down on our rights and to disclaim justice. Peaceable protest stays our constitutional proper and your job because the police is to make sure security, to avoid wasting lives and to stop hoodlums from hijacking the peaceable demonstration.
“Now we have come to the realisation that Nigeria wants individuals’s police not authorities’s police.
“We, due to this fact, advise the CP Ngozi Onadeko as a mom to ensure her males in uniform perform their operation with the utmost respect for the individuals they’re meant to guard and in accordance with the rule of regulation.
“As a motion, we’re clamouring for a greater society and combating for the rights of the residents through the use of the instrument of regulation. We stay law-abiding residents of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
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