EDOCSO TAKE STEPS IN SEEKING JUSTICE FOR DEHUMANIZED CAB MAN BY EFCC PERSONNEL

EDOCSO TAKE STEPS IN SEEKING JUSTICE FOR DEHUMANIZED CAB MAN BY EFCC PERSONNEL:

A member of Edo Civil Society Organisations had brought to the attention of the group of a case of assault, abduction and detention of a man, Mr. Uyi Daniel who runs cab services by an official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in his residence over an accident between the duo in Benin City.

The Interim TEC Chairman, Bishop (Dr.) Osadolor Ochei JP with his executive members swung into action as soon as the report hits his table. His first point of action was to engage the victim to ascertain all allegations, video and picture contents contained in a viral post on social media.

In order to operate the principle of fair hearing as expected of a civil society group, the executives and some its members accompanied with a member of the press stormed the office of the Benin Zonal office of the commission so as to engage it on subject matter before further action.

The team met with the acting Zonal Head, Mrs. Nkechi Ude who received the team and expressed her disappointment over the embarrassment the viral video has brought to the commission and not to talk about the several calls that has bombarded her phones since as early as 6:30am. She equally informed the team that the commission’s Executive Chairman is interested in the matter and had instructed a discrete investigation and action.

She went further to state that, whatever has happened is not and cannot be the modus operandi of the commission. She told the team that, investigation had already commenced even before the arrival of the team. The victim narrated his sordid ordeal in the hands of the EFCC official and his current medical state.

Bishop Osadolor Ochei informed her that, EDOCSO will leave no stone unturned in ensuring justice for the man and that the civil society is fully ready to take the matter headlong anyway it swings to which is dependent on the action or inaction of the commission.

The acting Zonal Head pleaded for a short time for the commission to do what is expected administratively and report accordingly. She assured that the commission will surely deliver justice to the cab man and appropriate sanctions meted.

It should seen that the first line of victory for the supposed ‘nobody’ cab man is that Abuja office of the EFCC is interested in the matter and there is no denial of the commission’s personnel not responsible for the act.

EDOCSO, a foremost organised and dedicated group have over the years defended the rights of the commoners in uncommon ways in ensuring justice for all. This incident will speak to the fact that, Edo state doesn’t have room for oppression, intimidation and abuse of rights.

We shall be bringing updates soonest as we keep close tab on the issue.

Leftist Aliyu Umweni
Interim Public Relations Officer,
Edo Civil Society Organisations (EDOCSO)

www.edocso.org

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