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OPC seeks end to police brutality, compensation for slain members

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The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has sought an end to police brutality and compensation to victims and their families.

It lamented that the Force under President Muhammadu Buhari had failed to shed the brutal character it exhibited under the repressive regime of the late Gen. Sani Abacha, and revealed plans to demand compensation for OPC members killed and maimed by police and other security agents in the last 26 years.

The OPC, which noted that bad cops had spoilt the good ones in the rank and file, said time had come for the police to ensure that offenders among them did not go unpunished.

Rising from an emergency meeting yesterday in Okota-Isolo area of Lagos, the group said: “Enough is enough to police brutality.”

The socio-cultural organisation, while expressing support for the ongoing nationwide “ENDSARS” demonstrations, however, enjoined participants to remain peaceful in exercising their Freedom of Expression.

It urged the police authorities to embark on a massive retraining programme of their men to make them honour Nigerians’ constitutionally-guaranteed human rights.

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