Prosecute Abductors of Ese, Prof. Angwe Urges IGP
The Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Prof Bem Angwe has called on the IGP, Mr. Solomon Arase to ensure that all those involved in the abduction of a minor, Miss. Ese Oruru are prosecuted in accordance with the law.
Exchanging views with the IGP in Abuja on Wednesday shortly after the release of Ese to her parents, Prof. Angwe commended the IGP, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II and all other Nigerians who rallied support to ensure the release of the 14 year old girl.
The Executive Secretary who was represented at the occasion by the Senior Special Assistant, Mr. Lambert Oparah condemned in strong terms the abduction of Ese, stressing the action is highly reprehensible and contravenes Section 21 of Child’s Rights Act, 2003.
The Executive Secretary said that the Commission would leave no stone unturned in ensuring the prosecution of those involved in the dastardly act warning that “the Commission is determined to end incessant child abuse in the country”.
On the request of the Executive Secretary about the protection of the girl, the IGP in his response assured the Commission that the abductor and all other actors in this abduction saga would be brought to deserved justice.
According to the IGP, an in-house administrative enquiry has already been set up to deal with the professional conduct of officers involved in the initial investigation of the case stressing that those indicted would be dealt with accordingly.
On adequate protection of the victim, the IGP assured the Commission and indeed all Nigerians that the privacy and the protective rights of the girl-child would be guaranteed.