By Olivia isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Following receipt of the report from the Judicial Commission of Inquiry that Investigated Human Rights Abuses, Police Brutality and Extrajudicial Killings by the disbanded notorious police unit, named Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to implement the recommendations of the panel which indicted some operatives of the disbanded police unit .
On receiving the report from the chairman of the commission, Justice Chukwunenye Uriri (rtd) at Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday,
Governor Wike said the State government has done its bit by setting up the commission and will also produce the White Paper at the next meeting of the State Executive Council.
“The truth of the matter is I am not sure the present Inspector General (IG) is out to fight insecurity. Now, he has appointed a new Police Commissioner for political patronage.
“If at the end of the day, we come out with the White Paper and the Attorney General sends it to the police to implement or to prosecute as the case maybe, will it be implemented?
“That is why I am challenging the IG and the new CP to make sure that they justify that the Federal Government is serious about telling states to set up Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the brutality of the police and the security agencies.”