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Kogi Inaugurates 10-Man Committee On Police Brutality.

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By Stephen Adeleye

Lokoja, Oct. 16, 2020

Kogi State Government, has inaugurated 10-man Human Rights Special Intervention Group (HRSIG) committee, to help respond to the legal needs of victims of human right abuse to enable them have access to justice.

The Director General, Office of the Public Defender and Citizens Rights Commission (PDCRC) in Kogi, Abdullahi Zakari, who inaugurated the committee in Lokoja, noted that the inauguration was against the persistence violations of the rights of Kogi residents and the inability of the vulnerables to access justice.

According to Zakari, the committee inauguration is a timely response by the pro youth and pro poor Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to ensuring that human rights of residents and citizens of the state is secured.

He explained that due to the #EndSars protest, the governor identified with the youth and promised to set up a special Committee to handle the brutality of the law enforcement officers, which culminated this inauguration.

He noted that the committee members were drawn relevant agencies based on their track records, and urged them to consider their service as to God and humanity.

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He enjoined them to respond to issues of domestic violence and abuses directly arises from Section 4 of the 1999 Constitution and all other issues pertaining to violation of the fundamental human rights of residents in the state.

He added that the committee would respond to illegal arrest and detention by law enforcement officers, and submit monthly report to PDCRC; and to carry out assignments that may be assigned from time to time by the commission.

He noted that the committee was constituted on the instruction of the governor to operate under the Office of the PDCRC.

He added that PDCRC was established on June 3, 2019 to respond to needs of access to justice by indigents and ensuring the protection of their human rights.

Zakari explained that the Commission’s mandate is to provide legal services for those who could not afford the cost of hiring lawyers , and to protect citizenry against the brutality and infringement of human rights by law enforcement agencies.

Hecommended the governor for his quick response to the yearnings of the populace as he undertook sweeping reforms of the criminal justice system.

He noted that the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice Hon.Ibrahim Sani Mohammed SAN, had been in the forefront of many great reforms in Criminal Justice sector.

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He added: ”It is one of the reforms of the attorney general that led to the establishment of PDCRC.

”Kogi State is one of the very few states that has PDCRC to response to the need of access to justice as a critical function of Government.

”The law is to address among other things; the delay in dispensation of cases, provide legal representation for those who couldn’t afford the services of lawyers while being interrogated by law enforcement officers”.

He applauded the governor for his concern for the lawyers who he said were enjoying special salaries like their counterparts in the Magistrates in the State.

He disclosed that the Commission plays roles akin to Legal Aid Council, and the National Human rights Commission. Presently, the Commission is staffed by 12 law officers posted from the Chambers of the Hon Attorney General.

On his part, the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Commission, Muizideen Abdullahi charged members of the HRSIG to stand up to the challenges, to treat the assignment with all the attention it deserved, saying, it was a call to service to serve humanity.

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He commended the Governor, for being proactive in responding to the ongoing protest on EndSARS before it degenerates into lawlessness, while assuring the members of the committee of Government’s support to enable its succeed.

Members of the committee include: I.O. Alhassan, Chairman; Isaac Adeiza, Secretary. Other members were Iye Adama, DSC Atodo Adama , Asp Mohammed Bala.; M.M Nuhu, Debora Ebiloma and Olarenwaju Atoto.

The members of the Committee are drawn from The Police, DSS, Civil Defence Corps, National Human Rights Commission, Ministry of Justice, NBA, and Office of PDCRC.

In his acceptance speech, the Committee Chairman, Ibrahim Alhassan who doubles as the Vice Chairman of NBA Lokoja branch, assured of his commitment to ensuring the delivery of the mandate to the best of their abilities.

In their separate remarks, representatives of the Attorney General of the State, Police, ActionAid , DSS, NSCDC, NHRC, FIDA commended the Government for the initiative, assuring their readiness to support the course of Justice.

They charged members to exhibit highest character in the discharge of their mandate.

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IPMAN Monitoring Team Intercepts Two Trucks Illegally Loaded With Crude Oil in Kogi

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The newly inaugurated Independent Petroleum marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Monitoring Team on pipeline vandalism, product adulteration and unwholesome activities in the oil and gas sector has intercepted two truck loads of suspected crude oil illegally liftered in Lokoja.

The Kogi State command of the taskforce intercepted the two truck loads, with each carrying 46,000 and 45,000 litres of crude oil respectively, suspected to have been loaded in portharcourt and was heading to Kano State.

Speaking with Newsmen at Banda, near Lokoja, Garba Ali, Head of Operations of IPMAN taskforce product adulteration and unwholesome activities in the oil and gas sector in the State made the disclosure before handing over the trucks and the suspected drivers to the Nigerian Navy, NNS Lugard Command in Banda.

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The two trucks, Mark made, with registration number BLF 653 XA, with green head and red tank, and Awka 425 XB, with bluehead and white tank, had Moses Olise and Martin Okpala as drivers, have been handed over to men of the NNS Lugard.

The Head Operations, said the fight against unwholesome activities in the oil and gas sector is one that must be fought with seriousness, insisting that the negative effect on the economy cannot be quantified.

Recall that the National President of IPMAN, Elder Chinedu Okorokwo was in Kogi State few weeks ago to kick off the State command of the surveillance and monitoring team.

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The President during the inauguration was represented by his NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, Alh Haliru Ibrahim.

The IPMAN taskforce during the inauguration had visited the commands of the NAVY and the Army to seek for collaboration with their team in the State.

The State coordinator of the IPMAN taskforce is Usman Abu, had promised to do all they can to put an end to product adulteration and pipeline vandalism in Kogi State.


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PASTOR AMEADAJI ENCOURAGES CHRISTIAN COUPLES TO STAY TOGETHER.

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An Area Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lokoja, Pastor Immanuel Ameadaji has urged Christians to strive in keeping their homes together and enabling their marriages function according to divine instructions.

He gave the admonition in a sunday sermon tagged ” Raising Godly Seed from Godly Family”, at the Salvation Parish of RCCG in Lokoja.

Pastor Ameadaji, who was also a former Director of Administration and Finance of the Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation identified failure of marriages as one of the major causes of societal ills of the present age and urged Christians to be committed to their homes to raise godly seeds who would constitute a better society.

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He said couples should never consider divorce as an option in resolving their differences, stressing that God hates divorce Christians must obey His instructions.

Pastor Ameadaji who described marriage as a complex system where every part must function appropriately for the success of the whole, admonished Christian couples to dwell in love, submitting one to another and having passion for one another according to God’s injuctions.

He said they should operate within the biblical spelt out family roles to make their marriages work and beneficial to all members of their families and the larger society.

Speaking, the Pastor in charge of Salvation Area in Lokoja, Pastor Joachim Olorunfemi advised singles in the church to seek the face of God and His approval before going into marriage.

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He admonished Christians to always seek counsel from spiritual leaders when necessary to avoid grievous mistakes, and above all, to allow the Holy Spirit take control of their lives and homes.

The Salvation Parish of RCCG in Lokoja operates a family forum programme every last Sunday of the month where members are given the opportunity to clarify issues bordering on successful family living.

Modupe Adegboro


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PASTOR AMEADAJI ENCOURAGES CHRISTIAN COUPLES TO STAY TOGETHER.

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An Area Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lokoja, Pastor Immanuel Ameadaji has urged Christians to strive in keeping their homes together and enabling their marriages function according to divine instructions.

He gave the admonition in a sunday sermon tagged ” Raising Godly Seed from Godly Family”, at the Salvation Parish of RCCG in Lokoja.

Pastor Ameadaji, who was also a former Director of Administration and Finance of the Kogi State Broadcasting Corporation identified failure of marriages as one of the major causes of societal ills of the present age and urged Christians to be committed to their homes to raise godly seeds who would constitute a better society.

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He said couples should never consider divorce as an option in resolving their differences, stressing that God hates divorce Christians must obey His instructions.

Pastor Ameadaji who described marriage as a complex system where every part must function appropriately for the success of the whole, admonished Christian couples to dwell in love, submitting one to another and having passion for one another according to God’s injuctions.

He said they should operate within the biblical spelt out family roles to make their marriages work and beneficial to all members of their families and the larger society.

Speaking, the Pastor in charge of Salvation Area in Lokoja, Pastor Joachim Olorunfemi advised singles in the church to seek the face of God and His approval before going into marriage.

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He admonished Christians to always seek counsel from spiritual leaders when necessary to avoid grievous mistakes, and above all, to allow the Holy Spirit take control of their lives and homes.

The Salvation Parish of RCCG in Lokoja operates a family forum programme every last Sunday of the month where members are given the opportunity to clarify issues bordering on successful family living.

Modupe Adegboro


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