There was a light 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 stated Harrison who had been arrested in instances 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 stated, “None of us right here have 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 proper place. Even in case you’re the Inspector Common of Police, you can not. You haven’t any proper. You’ve 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’ve got no authority to entertain it right here.”
Justice Ogisi additionally added that no matter Harrison might have had with CSP Anietie Eyoh or every 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 Common of the Ministry of Justice in Delta State, Mr.Omamuzo Erebe informed the Police lawyer that the panel will take the matter up with the Commissioner of Police.
Erebe who was very bitter over the style the Police lawyer introduced the matter stated “You’re enjoying to the gallery.”
A member of the Panel, Kelvin Ejumudo informed the Police lawyer to go forward together 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 towards 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 stated the circumstances he’s dealing with towards CSP Anietie Eyoh weren’t private.
In accordance with him, “Once I got here on this morning, we greeted one another. You need to depart every thing open and never take it private.”