GROUP PETITIONS AIG OVER EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLINGS
Group petitions aig over extra-judicial killings
From BONIFACE NZAMA, Calabar
Thursday, March 04 , 2010
Relatives of one Gabriel Esidene Obogor, a 300 level student of the University of Calabar and his friend, Mr. Adauga Ukwayi, have petitioned the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone 6 Calabar, calling on authorities of the Nigeria Police to prevail on men and officers of Akwa Ibom State Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) to produce the undergraduates who were arrested and detained over alleged theft.
About three months after December 14, 2009 when the suspects were reportedly detained at 'A' Division police station in Bassey William Way, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, relations of the suspects, led by one Chief Edward Ogar and Mary Obogor have lamented that effort to charge the matter to court had continued to fail. They accused the SARS officials of refusing to allow the law to take its course.
At press time, the lady said since Gabriel and Adauga were arrested and detained, relations of the suspects have made several efforts for the UNICAL students to be released on bail and charged to court but to no avail, saying the fate and safety of the suspects in the hands of the police, had become a major concern to their families.
She alleged that the police have totally denied every member of the family access to the suspects.
Speaking with Daily Sun, she said they were urging the AIG to intervene in the prolonged detention of the suspects, as authentic information gathered was said to have revealed that Mr. Gabriel and Adauga were no longer alive in the police custody.