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Lawyer Narrates Ordeals In Hands Of DPO, Other Police Officers Before NHRC Panel


A Cross River-based lawyer, Joseph Bassey Arikpo, on Tuesday, narrated his ordeals in the hands of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ibom Police Station for asking that a detainee in his station be allowed access to his relations.

Arikpo made the narration before the independent investigative panel on violations of rights by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other police units set up by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) while testifying in the petition he filed before the panel, marked 2020/IIP-SARS/ABJ/191.

He had petitioned against the DPO, SP Solomon Danja; the Cross River State Commissioner of Police and Inspector General of Police, alleging unlawful arrest, detention cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and intimidation.

Credit: Nigerian Tribune

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