Family of Missing Police Officer, Emmanuel Gene Takes Strong Action, Petitions IGP, Threatens Legal Action
- The family of a missing police officer has expressed their displeasure over the manner in which the Nigeria Police handled the matter
- They recently petitioned the Police Service Commission and also copied the Inspector-General of Police, stating the officer should be declared dead or alive
- But the Lawyer representing the family noted that the officer had just given birth to a baby before he went missing, adding that the family is disturbed
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The family of a missing police officer, identified as Emmanuel Gene, has threatened to sue the Nigeria Police Force.
Premium Times reports that Mr Gene, who was serving with the Ogun state police command, has been missing for nine months.
According to a petition to the Police Service Commission (PSC), the family requested that the officer be declared dead or alive.
The petition was also copied to the Inspector-General of Police and the Ogun state commissioner of police.
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In the petition, lawyer to the family, Kehinde Bamiwola, noted that Mr Gene had just given birth to a baby before he went missing, causing his family pain.
A part of the petition reads:
“Trespass to land is not within the jurisdictional powers of the Nigeria Police, unless the Police are on a mission of enforcing a valid judgment of a Court of competent jurisdiction.
"The Divisional Police Officer has not opened up on whether PC Emmanuel Gene is dead or alive. This is the most confusing and traumatic aspect of the entire issue since December, 2020."
The family stated further that Mr Gene was not kidnapped by land grabbers, as stated by the police, “but got missing during an illegal operation authorised by the Divisional Police Officer”.
In another development, the Force earlier took to its Facebook page to confirm the arrest of suspected kidnappers of Bethel Baptist High School students in Kaduna state.
The police spokesman, Frank Mba while parading the suspects disclosed that they played key roles in the kidnap of the students.
Where are the arrested bandits, terrorists: No prosecution, imprisonment, former Senator laments
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Senator Seidu Muhammed Dansadau who represented Zamfara at the National Assembly between 1999 and 2007 has lamented that the Nigerian government has always failed to prosecute or imprison arrested bandits or terrorists.
He made this known when he spoke with the Vanguard newspaper.
The former lawmaker also accused the Nigeria Police of always letting criminals go scot-free.
Police, DSS take over National Assembly over planned protest by legislative workers
Earlier, a report by The Nation indicates that there is a heavy security presence in and around the National Assembly to thwart a planned protest by some legislative aides.
The management on Monday morning, September 27, beefed up security after workers under the auspices of Salary Arrears Affected Legislative Aides (SAALA) vowed to ground activities.
Legit.ng gathered that security personnel including anti-riot and regular policemen, Department of State Services (DSS) personnel and Sergeant-at-Arms have been deployed to the complex manning various entrances and exits.