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Deborah Samuel: groups demand redeployment of Sokoto State Police commissioner


Human rights and pro-democracy groups have called for the immediate removal of the Sokoto State Commissioner of Police for the alleged gross incompetence, unpolicemanly activities and abuse of office.

The Campaign for Democracy (CD) and Human Rights, Liberty Access and Peace Defenders'Foundation (HURIDE) made the call in a joint statement they released in Abuja, the Federal capital, weekend.

In the statement signed by Dede Uzor A Uzor, Executive Director, HURIDE, the groups condemned the inability of the Sokoto State Police Command to arrest and prosecute the killers of Deborah Samuel several months after her brutal murderous killing by some religious zealots.

The groups lamented the recent alibi by the State Police Command through the Command spokesman, Sanusi Abubakar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)  that they were still searching for the killers of Deborah many months after the unfortunate incident.

They said it is unfortunate that the Command was still searching for the killers even in the face of evidence to help police arrest them, saying that the despicable murder of Deborah was recorded in the video which went viral on many social. media platforms.

They accused the Commissioner of Police of being a religious bigot who failed to arrest the killers because they are Muslims, stressing that if the perpetrators are Christians they would have been arrested by now.

The groups lamented that this obvious display of primordial sentiments by security operatives and the political class has been the bane of this country.

Deborah, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto,  was stoned to death on May 22, 2022, by fellow students for alleged blasphemy against Islam. 

The Police Service Commission should sit immediately with the hope of demoting the CP for his gross unprofessional disposition, Dede Uzor warned.

29th August 2022

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