Maltreatment Of Journalist: CACOL Condemns Lagos Police Boss

Posted by: pmnewsnigeria on November 20, 2012

 

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, has condemned the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Umar Manko, for allegedly ordering a correspondent of The PUNCH newspaper, Mr Kunle Falayi, out of the police command headquarters because of a story he published.

CACOL Executive Chairman, Debo Adeniran noted that the action of the CP speaks volume of the barbaric and inhumane way the men of the Nigerian Police treat an average Nigerian on daily basis.

“The police boss has demonstrated what an average Nigerian faces in the hands of our present crop of policemen. It is rather unfortunate that a whole commissioner of police could attempt to cover the crimes committed by his men,” Adeniran said.

The CACOL boss wondered if the Nigerian Police had ceased to be a public institution for its activities to be shielded from the public domain.

“That is violation of the constitutional rights of the said journalist and must be handled the way of the law. In the past months, Lagos State has witnessed all forms of extrajudicial killings and inhumane treatment of its citizens by police officers with many cases yet to be unravelled. The CP has done nothing to address these challenges to improve the dwindling image of his administration but to further complicate it,” Adeniran said

Adeniran berated the other journalists that covered the press conference organised by the CP, maintaining that they should have walked out on the power-drunk police boss.

—Simon Ateba

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