In her renewed vigor to address issue of brutalities and human rights abuse by law enforcement agencies in Kogi State,The State Government through the office of the Public Defender and Citizens Rights Commission, PDCR, has constituted a special Committee to receive and rapidly resolve to complaints of brutalities by law enforcement officials, such as SARS,police and others. Complaints of illegal arrest, wrongful detention as well as acts amounting to violation or infringement of human rights of residents of Kogi State should be reported to the Commitee.
Accordingly, residents of the State and the general public with such complaints have been called upon by the Commission to write a formal letter of complaints in respect of all or any of the instances of human rights abuse and brutalities by the law enforcement agencies.
The statement directed that such letter(s) of complaints should be addressed to the Secretary, Human Rights Special Intervention Group, (HRSIG) at Room 013, New Secretariat Complex, Lokoja.
Notably, 23rd November to 7th December 2020, between the hours of 8 ;00am to 4; 00pm daily have reserved for Complaints and petitions.
The Commission in line with its mandate is positioned and determined to ensuring the protection of human rightsof all residents in the State. The public is urged to report all cases of human rights violations to the Commission.
Abdullahi W. Zakari Esq
Public Defender and Citizens’ Rights Commission, PDCRC.