Ag IGP Adamu decries rise in gender-based violence, jungle justice

...Vows justice for victims

IGP Mohammed Adamu

Acting Inspector General of Police Muhammed Adamu has expressed deep concerns over increasing gender-based violence and jungle justice by some unscrupulous people.

The IGP in a press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer ACP Frank Mba, yesterday in Abuja, condemned the recently publicised incident in the social media portraying the unsavoury debasement and assault on one Odugu Blessing Dada, 45, in Ika North East LGA of Delta state, noting that the incident, like other similar incidence before it, in Edo, Lagos, Abuja and Ebonyi amongst others, has become worrisome.

Mba said, “The IGP, therefore, warns that his regime, which has zero tolerance for human rights abuse especially gender based violence, will do everything humanly possible and within the ambit of the law to put an end to the scourge and effectively prosecute all offenders.

“The IGP condoles with all victims of jungle justice and other forms of extra-judicial acts particularly Odugu Blessing Dada, her family and friends over the wicked and unwarranted assault on her by one Friday Ndudi Eluro et. al, and also commends all Nigerians, whom, by their words and actions, have clearly identified with the victim and raised the red flag on impunity and all forms of inhuman treatment in the Country.”

Meanwhile, the Police boss, who is enthused that most of the alleged perpetrators of the crime have been apprehended, has further ordered the newly posted Commissioner of Police Delta state Adeleke Yinka to ensure that the case “be expeditiously and thoroughly investigated and all indicted suspects charged to court.”

He also called on Nigerians to steer-clear of human rights violations and all manner of impunity and jungle justice as well as to report all incidents to the nearest relevant authority, even as  he warned that henceforth violators of human rights would be dealt with in accordance with the law.

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