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RULAAC Asks Police Authorities To Punish Notorious Ex-SARS Officer Who Shot Sowore

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The Rule of Legislation And Accountability Advocacy Centre (RULAAC) has condemned the taking pictures of human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore by a feminine police officer, Altine Hyelhira Daniel, in Abuja.

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Sowore was on Monday morning shot by Daniel on the Unity Fountain, Abuja whereas he was making an attempt to realize entrance into the place.



The activist was stated to have been talking with a detachment of cops stationed on the public facility when the feminine officer fired at him.

Protesters had converged on the fountain space at 8:30 am. However the police allegedly denied them entry into the place.

Many individuals additionally sustained various levels of damage through the incident.

Okechukwu Nwanguma, Govt Director of RULAAC described the motion of the police officer as reckless, unprofessional, and opposite to skilled requirements as stipulated within the NPF Code of Conduct and Guidelines of Engagement in addition to the Police Act, the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and different regional and worldwide human rights requirements that Nigeria is signatory to.

Nwanguma requested the Police Service Fee to make sure that acceptable disciplinary measures are taken in opposition to the stated police officer and others accountable for the legal and unprofessional conduct.

The assertion learn, “RULAAC has acquired with utter astonishment the surprising information of the taking pictures as we speak of Omoyele Sowore, human rights activist and writer of Sahara Reporters on the Unity Fountain, Abuja throughout a peaceable protest by Residents teams in opposition to worsening insecurity in Nigeria.

“Sowore was shot in his proper thigh by a feminine Police Officer recognized as Hyelhira Altine Daniel, a member of one of many police groups deployed to the Unity Fountain to interrupt up the peaceable protest in opposition to insecurity in Nigeria. Sowore has been rushed to a hospital.

“The taking pictures was unprovoked, unwarranted and unjustifiable as neither Sowore nor any of the opposite protesters was bearing arms or posed any menace to the cops or anybody else.

“The conduct of the police officer is reckless, unprofessional, and opposite to skilled requirements as stipulated within the NPF Code of Conduct and Guidelines of Engagement in addition to the Police Act, the 1999 Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and different regional and worldwide human rights requirements that Nigeria is signatory to.

“The conduct of the police officer quantities to an abuse of firearms and an try and homicide Sowore who is just not a legal and was not committing any crime on the time she shot him.

“The resort to extreme brute power by police to suppress peaceable train of constitutionally protected freedoms of expression, meeting and motion is a cowardly try by an incompetent authorities to instill worry among the many residents and to intimidate them into abandoning their civic obligation of demanding good governance and the fulfilment of the first goal of presidency which is safety and welfare.

“It’s a disgrace {that a} police power which is itself additionally a sufferer of neglect by the incompetent authorities and which has thereby been rendered shamefully incapable of defending its personal personnel and infrastructure from fixed assaults by bandits throughout the nation may discover energy in turning their weapons in opposition to unarmed residents merely for peacefully demonstrating in opposition to insecurity which has uncovered the weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the identical police.

“We condemn the motion of the police officer and hereby name on the Police Service Fee to make sure that acceptable disciplinary measures are taken in opposition to the stated police officer and others accountable for the legal and unprofessional conduct of abuse of firearms and try on the lifetime of Sowore.”

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