The Joint Civil Society Action Against Extra-Judicial Killings has called on Adamu Mohammed, Nigeria's Inspector General Police (IGP), to immediately begin the trial of police officers involved in the death of ASC Ogah Jumbo.
Jumbo, personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), was murdered by officers of the Nigeria Police Force on March 20, 2019, after he was accused of violating traffic laws.
Paul Edeh, convener of the group, stated that the IGP must not only ensure that the officers are tried, but also see that appropriate sanctions are issued to officers involved in the extra-judicial action.
A statement issued by Eden read: “That the Inspector General of Police constitutes a Commission of Inquiry to investigate all cases of extra-judicial killings by officers of the Nigerian Police Force across Nigeria.
“Investigate and met-out commensurate sanctions based on the report of the Commission of Inquiry, as well as prosecute any police officer found culpable in the killing of innocent Nigerian(s) to serve as a deterrent to other officers.
“That Mr. Igekele Ogunfemi, the Divisional Police Officer of Nyanya Police Station, and his men involved in beating ASC Ogah Jumbo to death be arrested, investigated and prosecuted along with the two policemen said to be in Police custody.
“That the autopsy report of ASC Ogah Jumbo be published within 24 hours for Nigerians to know the real cause of the death of Mr Ogah Jumbo.
“That the Nigerian Police Force tenders unreserved apology for the false information presented by ACP Frank Mba in his press conference of 21st March, 2019.
“That the Ag. IGP immediately pays a condolence visit to the widow of Ogah Jumbo to commiserate with her over the brutal killing of her husband.”
Jumbo was assaulted, dragged on the floor and hit with a baton on the head, before he eventually gave up the ghost, while his wife and child watched helplessly.
Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, had denied that Jumbo died from the torture he received from the Police. However, the result of the autopsy carried out revealed he died from oedema, while also suffering soft tissue damage with injuries to different parts of the body.
According to the doctors, his injuries were consistent with torture.