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#EndSARS: Law students ask IGP to resign over ‘incompetence’

#EndSARS: Law students ask IGP to resign over ‘incompetence’
October 13
12:39 2020

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), is facing more calls to resign.

The Law Students’ Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) said the IGP should resign because he is allegedly paying lip service to the issue of brutality by the police.

The call is coming hours after more than 100,000 people signed a petition asking the International Criminal Court (ICC) to arrest and prosecute Adamu.

In the past week, protests have erupted across the country over harassment and brutality by the police, particularly the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).

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Although the unit has been scrapped, there have been more calls for a holistic reformation of the police.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja, Blessing Agbomhere, LAWSAN national president, said many lives have been lost owing to the activities of some “bad eggs” in the police.

“The crescendo to the EndSARS protest was the Arrest, Detention, Molestation, Intimidation, Humiliation, Dehumanization and Rape of TREASURE NDUKA, a student of the Nigerian Law School, Abuja Campus who was arrested at Ojuelegba Lagos, along with very many other Nigerians across the Nation. Although most of those arrested have been released, many lives have been lost,” Agbomhere said.

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“A fortiori, we hereby direct the inspector-general of police, Abubakar Adamu to resign immediately for his incompetence.

“If he refuses to do the same immediately, we direct the national assembly to remove him from office within the next two hours.

“If the national assembly refuses to do this within the next three hours after this release, we order President Muhammadu Buhari to sack and remove from office the IGP Abubakar Adamu for gross incompetence, an act which is capable of leading to a breach of national security.

“President Muhammadu Buhari should appoint an acting IGP among the most senior police officers who shall release and revive all arrested and killed protesters, pay damages to them and their families, and put a permanent end to the menace of these unscrupulous elements operating under the cover of the police force.

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“We are ready to deploy all instrumentalities and principalities of the law to solve this problem if nothing is done immediately.”

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