Press Release: Alleged Torture Of Ejigbo Market Women
- IGP Intervenes, Orders Takeover Of Case By Crack Detectives From FCID Abuja
In a decisive resolve geared towards ensuring the speedy delivery of justice, promoting the rule of law, discouraging impunity and defending the fundamental human rights of Nigerians, particularly the alleged victims of the “Ejigbo pepper torture”, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP MD Abubakar CFR, NPM, mni has ordered an immediate takeover of the case, suspect(s) and all exhibits related to the matter from the Lagos State Police Command by a crack team of detectives from the Federal SARS, (Lagos Annex), Force Criminal Investigation Department.
The IGP wishes to assure all Nigerians especially the family of the victims and other relevant stakeholders that the Police will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that justice is done in the Ejigbo case. He calls on all Nigerians to continually partner with the Nigeria Police particularly in the area of providing relevant information, promising to protect the confidentiality of all informants and whistleblowers at all times.
Meanwhile, the IGP has commended the media, members of the human rights community led by Joe Okei-Odumakin of Women Arise for Change and all members of the public whose patriotism, advocacy and concern led to the exposure of this atrocious crime. Their constructive partnership with the Police, the IGP noted, has had a salutary effect on the ongoing investigation so far.
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,