The Joint House of Representatives Committees on Justice, Human Right and Police Affairs, mandated to investigate the alleged extra-judicial killing and police brutality, says the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has been invited to appear before it on Thursday, October 22. The joint committee also provided two WhatsApp contacts and an email address for victims of police brutality to forward their complains and experiences. The Chairman of the joint committees, Rep. Ugonna Ozurigbo, made this known while addressing journalists on Thursday in Abuja. He said that the IGP is expected to appear and answer questions relating to the activities of men and officers of the institution. Ozurigbo recalled that as a result of the public outrage on the incessant protest on the alleged brutality, the House, on October 7, 2020, set up the joint committee.
He said “It is important to note at this juncture, bearing in mind the urgency of the matter at hand, that the joint committee has swung into action to carry out its mandate by taking the following actions: “Invited the Inspector General of police to appear before it on Thursday, 22 October, 2020.
“Preparing to conduct public hearings in the six geopolitical zones of the country. Details of this shall be made available to the general public.