Illegal Arrest and Detention of Innocent Nigerian by D.P.O. is Barbaric, Unacceptable – AITA

An Abuja based frontier anticorruption NGO; Almushahid Initiative for Transparency and Accountability (AITA) says an illegal arrest and detention of Alhaji Bashir Shuaibu by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Assokoro Division in Abuja; CSP Saidu Ibrahim is barbaric and unacceptable.

In a press release made available to newsmen signed by its National President; Ambassador Aminu A. Majidadi, AITA described the arrest and unlawful detention of Alhaji Bashir in place of his brother for nearly two weeks by CSP Saidu Ibrahim is clear blackmail to the integrity of the Nigerian Police which is condemnable and unacceptable.

“AITA is sadden by the display of non-adherence to the Nigerian law guiding and regulating the activities of the Police which against any illegal arrest and detention of a law abiding citizens of Nigeria beyond 48hrs as proudly committed by the D.P.O. Assokoro; CSP Saidu Ibrahim.”

“As an anticorruption NGO that have over the years checkmate the excesses by both public and private institutions and ensured strict adherence to the rule of law in Nigeria, we are calling on the CSP Ibrahim to as matter of urgency deviate from sabotaging the Nigeria Police and grant bail to Alhaji Bashir who is not even the commuter of the said crime.” It stated.

AITA further stated that this release came after series of interventions for mutual understanding between AITA and the D.P.O. on the need to abide by the law and grant Bashir bail who promised to aide in further investigation but Saidu proudly refused to do the right thing and brag of being highly connected.