Olumide Akpata condemns police brutality

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Olumide Akpata, Police

 

Mr. Olumide Akpata, a Senior Partner at Templars and immediate past Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Section on Business Law, SBL, has condemned the attack on a lawyer, Ibangah Goodness, by policemen in Enugu.

He said, “It is quite a disheartening occurrence and one indeed which should cause all concerned to cover their faces in shame. I read through a report made by Prof. J. N. Ezeilo, regarding the horrible and inhumane abuse exhibited one of our dear colleague in the Bar, Ibangah Goodness.

“The report stated that the victim was rascally abused and beaten to a critical condition where she nearly lost consciousness. The report also depicts that this ill act was done to the victim while she was on official duty for WACOL, a non-government organisation in Enugu, by some men who are believed to be officers of the Nigerian Police Force.

“It is said that the police is meant to protect lives and properties but it seems that the reverse has been the case considering the facts of the abuse heralded by these police officers on our dear female colleague. Lawyers are ministers in the temple of justice, lawyers are stakeholders in the justice system of our country.

On no account should acts of this nature or acts in any kind be done to dissuade lawyers or intimidate lawyers from performing their parts in attaining justice in our society. ”

“I categorically condemn in entirety the actions of the Police officers and call on the Commissioner of Police, Enugu state Command and the Inspector General of Police to take expedient actions in bringing these culprits to book.

I call all national and international organization, civil societies and all lovers of human rights, specifically, women’s rights, to take a stronger stand against this form of abuse and attack on Ibangah Goodness as a person and women in general.

“To my colleagues in the Bar, it is no longer time to keep quiet in the face of harsh treatments like the one meted against our colleague in Enugu. Today, it is in Enugu, today, it is against Ibangah Goodness, Esq, tomorrow, no one knows who it may be; it may be you or I. I would not wish this ill act to be done on anyone talk-less of it being done against a member of this noble profession. Justice for one is justice for all.

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Azoro Precious
4 months ago

That's good of him... He should condemn it. 


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Justice Okechukwu
4 months ago

That's good of him.


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Simon Samuel
4 months ago

Its very bad 


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Its disheartening yer


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Johnson Godwill N
4 months ago

Hmmmmmm npf


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Policy brutality


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Bose
4 months ago

That's good of him.


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Hamza Sagir
4 months ago

Young man


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Akinwale Oluseun
4 months ago

Intercept again it should


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Jonathan Ayuba
4 months ago

Public critics


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Areola Mayowa
4 months ago

Na wa for Nigeria police


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prepay prov
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Samuel Siloko.
4 months ago

Good morning everyone 


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Me am outside the


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Idahosa Edomwonyi
4 months ago

Police brutality has remained a recuring decimal in our nation


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Am going on my 


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Ifeanyi
4 months ago

Olumide condem


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Ridwan Lawal
4 months ago

Thank you Mr olumide 


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Readone Haryor
4 months ago

That's bad of him


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Ayama Isaac Ebike
4 months ago

Police is ought to be brutal a little bit


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