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Lagos protest: Family demands justice over man’s death

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by CHRIS CHUKS
Still, on the protest of END SARS in Lagos, the family of the man who was killed by a stray bullet is demanding justice. The casualty Ikechukwu hails from Iloamauzor Amofiabuzor Amokwe in Udi Council of Enugu State

The traditional ruler of the Ibagwa Nike community in Enugu East Council, Igwe Emmanuel Ugwu, an in-law to the Iloamauzor family, has called for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death. He called on the Federal Government and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure that justice was done on the matter by bringing the killers to book and paying compensation to the bereaved family. He stated that the deceased, who was not involved in the protest when he was shot, left behind nine dependents.

In the same vain, the Muslim Public Affairs Centre (MPAC) has called on the federal government for honest, broad, and serious reform of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) into a professional, well-motivated and modern security outfit.

So many Nigerians have rxpressed their worry over the current situation in Nigeria which they say demand some deep reflection and decisive actions. For them the corruption and insecurity were threatening the country’s existence.

It has become clear to all that the new surge in these ugly incidents calls for the immediate and unrelenting attention of the government at the federal and state levels. Unfortunately, the force whose primary function is to safeguard the lives and properties of Nigerians has, over the years, been enmeshed in corruption, unwholesome practices, naked brutality, and extra-judicial killings.

Over the past five years, SARS, which was established to confront the grave challenges of increased cases of armed robbery and related crimes, has been accused of wilful abuse of power as they kept harassing, extorting, torturing innocent citizens and seral cases of extra-judicial killing.