There was a gentle drama on the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police brutality in Delta State when a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP Anietie Eyoh appeared earlier than it.
Throughout Eyoh’s look, a Counsel to the Police, DSP. SB Irabor urged a member of the panel, Mr. Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison to excuse himself from the panel.
The Police Counsel mentioned Harrison who had been arrested in occasions previous can’t sit as a member to listen to a case involving CSP Anietie Eyoh.
In a comment, the Chairman of the Judicial Panel, Justice Celestina Ogisi Rtd, urged the Police lawyer to take his petition to the Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa.
She mentioned, “None of us right here had been appointed by ourselves. The Governor appointed us into this panel.”
Justice Ogisi additionally threatened to take the Police lawyer in contempt. “I do know you’re a policeman. I’ll take you to the appropriate place. Even in case you’re the Inspector Normal of Police, you can’t. You haven’t any proper. You’ve got made it a private matter.
“If the governor disqualifies Harrison, then, he has to disqualify all of us on this panel for being biased. Write to the governor, we have now no authority to entertain it right here.”
Justice Ogisi additionally added that no matter Harrison might have had with CSP Anietie Eyoh or some other, he did the identical as a human proper activist mentioning that he(Harrison) is a member of the panel by advantage that he’s a human rights activist.
The Secretary of the Judicial Panel and Solicitor Normal of the Ministry of Justice in Delta State, Mr.Omamuzo Erebe advised the Police lawyer that the panel will take the matter up with the Commissioner of Police.
Erebe who was very bitter over the way the Police lawyer introduced the matter mentioned “You’re taking part in to the gallery.”
A member of the Panel, Kelvin Ejumudo advised the Police lawyer to go forward along with his case if he had any and cease casting blames on members of the panel.
On the time of submitting this report, the Panel was nonetheless listening to one of many issues in opposition to the Police Chief.
Mr. Gwamnishu Emefiena Harrison is the Coordinator of Behind Bars Human Rights Initiative.
A human proper activist, Mr. Oghenejabor Ikimi Esq in a chat with newsmen mentioned the instances he’s dealing with in opposition to CSP Anietie Eyoh weren’t private.
In keeping with him, “Once I got here on this morning, we greeted one another. You need to go away all the pieces open and never take it private.”