The family of Division Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Obudu, Cross River State has petitioned the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu over the alleged extra judicial killing of their bread winner.
In the 48-paged petition obtained by DAILY ASSET, the family is seeking justice over the “unlawful” shooting of Superintendent Amawu Gabriel Anang on March 20, 2020 allegedly by some policemen.
The family specifically accused five police officers attached to the Obudu Divisional Police Office to have carried out the extra-judicial killing of the DPO.
Anang was allegedly shot and killed, in highly controversial circumstances, right inside the very police station he had been heading.
The family of the slain Police Officer, in a petition sent to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, named five suspects for the murder of their son and bread winner.
The suspects include according to the petition include Inspector Omini Ibiang(Station guard), Police Corporal Edet Ansa(Orderly to the deceased officer), ASP Egbela Sunday(Station DCO), Inspector Angelina Baggie(the officer who was co-opted to falsely represent that she was the person who took the deceased officer to the hospital), Tony Odu (Station Chief Clerk) and, Inspector Arah Sunday (SO).
The family’s Lawyer, Benedict Obuo Amawu, Esq of Lawstars Advisors & Solicitors, who signed the petition said “we are desperately in need of justice. Justice is all that we demand at this point.”
The petition was also copied copied the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the President of Senate (through the Clerk to the National Assembly, Abuja, Director- General, State Security Service (SSS), the Director, Amnesty International, Nigeria and Ordinary President Ahmed Isah of the Human Rights Radio (Brekete Family), Abuja.
The family members said they also suspected official complicity and mishandling of the case by the Cross River State Police Command.
“For the records, we shall humbly and unequivocally state that the speculated Report with Ref: “DTO: 110700/03/2020, POLZIB CALABAR and AIGPOL FIB/COMPOL FIB ABUJA” circulated by the Cross River State Police Command is amply false. Thus, the report is a hasty conclusion aimed at hiding the killers of the late Officer as well as concealing the truth behind the unlawful shooting and extra-judicial killing of an innocent Officer, who had during his life time dedicated his ALL to the advancement of the good image of the Nigeria Police Force,” the petitioners said.
The family, therefore, pleaded with the Police high command to order a thorough and full scale investigation into circumstances surrounding the officer’s death.
“We seek that the real truth be unraveled with the perpetrators arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the laws,” the petitioners said.
Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mbah, could not be reached for comments on the petition as his phone could not be reached.