The Nigeria Rights Commission, the National Human Rights Commission ( NHRC) has begun the investigation into the alleged unlawful detention and torture by men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad( F-SARS),Magbon Command,Ogun State.
The investigation begins on the heel of the Petition Letter orchestrated by the human rights group, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) against some officials of the F-SARS.
In the signed Petition Letter dated 25 of March,2019 by the CHRSJ’s Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman, alleged officers of the F-SARS,Wole (Baba Magbon)-08034104255, Elewure Kazeem, Eunice-08138976026 and Inspector Wasiu Askari- 08149549164 of illegal torture and unlawful detention of one Mr. Afolabi Sunday with phone number-08153649126.
The CHRSJ requested for an honest, unbiased, transparent and thorough investigation into the allegations contained therein in its petition to the Commission.
According to the NHRC’s Letter to CHRSJ through its Executive Chairman in respect of the earlier Letter of the human rights body, which copies were made available to newsmen on Wednesday, the Commission assured of deligent investigation into the all allegations leveled against officials of Magbon F-SARS and later report to the appropriate authorities.
The Commission’s Letter dated 7th May,2019 and signed by its officer incharge of Civil and Political rights, Faith Ikeoshi for Executive Secretary of the NHRC, urged the citizens not take the law into their hands by advising the citizenry to cultivate the habit of reporting any grievance to appropriate regulatory authorities for proper interventions.
The NHRC’s Letter read thus; “The Commission is in receipt of your complaint dated 25th March,2019 on the above subject matter.The complaint has been registered as C/2019/ CPR/2255-2258/HQ and it is receiving attention,progress in our treatment of the complaint will be communicated to you in due course”.
Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman,
( Revolutionary Alfa),