Lawyer Tackles Ex-Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu, For Not Acting On Police Reform Bill In 2012

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Ike Ekweremadu

Human rights activist and lawyer, Ms Ayo Obe, has tackled former Deputy Senate President of the Nigerian Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, for not acting on the police reform bill received by the Senate in 2012.

Obe, who was the then President of Nigeria’s foremost civil society group, the Civil Liberties Organisation, challenged Ekweremadu when the former Deputy Senate President reacted to the ongoing protest against police brutality in the country.

Ekweremadu tweeted that Nigerians are tired of the excesses of the police meant to protect citizens.

He also claimed that the condition of the police made him move the bill for the creation of state police but lamented that the bill hasn’t received the requisite political support.

Reacting to the tweet by Ekweremadu, Obe asked him what the Senate did with the bill when it was brought before it.

Like Obe, millions of Nigerians are raising questions over the government’s failure to address this issue, which analysts say is the root cause of corruption and indiscipline in the Nigeria Police Force.

Source: SaharaReporters

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