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Victim of police genital brutality relives ordeal at panel

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A victim of police brutality, Dike Njoku, yesterday, relieved his experience before the Judicial Panel of Enquiry into Police Brutality and Other Related Matters, presided over by Justice Florence Duruoha-Igwe (rtd), how his genital organ was allegedly made dysfunctional by the police officers attached to the Police Inspector-General (IG) Monitoring Team in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

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Also, a DSTV installer in the state, Chidiebere Obinali, is demanding N100 million compensation from the police for the shooting on his leg by a subordinate to the Commandant of Okigwe Police Area Command.

In a suit number JCIP/ 122/ 2020, the petitioner, Njoku, from Ogwa, Mbaitoli Local Council, said he had been elected the chairman of the ward in 2016, alleging that opponents, Miss Patience Ndukwe and John Onuoha, were accused to be unhappy by his election.

According to him, in 2019, he was illegally arrested and detained at the Owerri New Police Command, and later transferred to the Port Harcourt’s Inspector of Police General’s Monitoring unit, where he was allegedly, and in resistant, refused to be tagged in a statement as a kidnapper.

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According to him, the trio of Alex Udenze (CSP), two Inspectors of Police, Alex Datami and Agidi Ibinitimi, allegedly treated him as a kidnapper.

He said he refused the attempt to be termed a kidnapper after which he was tortured in his genital organ, leading to the inability of his organ to erect.

Obinali, in his submission, demanded N100 million compensation for his family and himself for his injured leg, following the shooting on July 29, 2011, when he went to Okigwe Police Area Command on the invitation of the Commandant, Osi Yawaro, to install a DSTV decoder in the sitting room of the commander.

He alleged that one of the subordinates to the commandant shot him on his left leg.

He said he was taken to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu and abandoned by the police afterwards.
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