The Coalition of Joint Civil Society Action against Extra-Judicial killings has stormed Abuja in protest over the death of Ogah Jumbo of Benue State, Concise News reports.
According to the group, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) should apologise to the family of the late Idoma-born Nigeria Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) official.
During the protest earlier this week, the group faulted the Commandant General (CG) of Civil Defence, Abdullahi Muhammadu, for playing down the death of one of his men.
It also petitioned requested for the arrest and prosecution of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Nyanya division, Igbekele Ogunfemi, for complicity in the matter.
As the procession continued, the coalition also submitted copies of the petition at the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice; the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the National Assembly.
“Late ASC Ogah did not violate any traffic offence. It was men of the Nigeria Police who committed the act and not none conventional Policemen as alluded by ACP Frank Mba,” it noted.
“Late ASC Ogah did not drive himself to the Station. Late ASC Ogah did not slump when being interrogated but slumped during a beating by men of the Nigerian Police.
“Till date, no identification parade has been carried out for the wife of late Ogah to identify other Policemen involved in beating her husband to death.
“Only the two traffic wardens who started the beating were arrested by the Nigeria Police.”