From Victor Duruamaku, Owerri
The Presidential candidate of the NAC party in the last presidential election Mr. Justice Uhuegbu, has called on the Federal Government to overhaul the Nation’s security apparatus.
Mr. Uhuegbu made this known in Owerri while briefing newsmen on the actions of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the arrest of suspected internet fraudsters (yahoo boys) in Imo State.
The human right activist noted that operatives of the Anti-graft Agency (EFCC) are going contrary to the established fundamental Human Rights laws by clamping down on innocent citizens, mostly students, in
the pretense of looking for cyber criminals.
The Human Rights activist who is a Lawyer, described such an act as illegal, insisting that there are legally acceptable approach to such issues, and recalled that instances abound where the operatives made
such suspects to part with substantial amount of money so that they
can be released.
Uhuegbu who is also the national convener of Youth Arise Initiative, said that there is no excuse for committing crime but called on the security agencies to deploy professionalism in the discharge of their
He urged the government and Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP. Rabiu Ladodo, to swing into action and ensure that the security agents do not bring the nation to ridicule before the international
He condemned the recent ‘operation show your Identity’, which the military is set to embark in the South East zone.
He warned that such operation is undemocratic and should be jettisoned completely even as he wondered why the country is full of impunity, which he said is a vice that has negatively affected the country’s
Barr. Uhuegbu said he recently opened his Owerri office to enable him to pursue human right abuses flagrantly committed in the state.
He urged the government to concentrate on the welfare of the people rather than engaging on activities that impugn on the rights of the citizens they seek to protect.
The human rights lawyer faulted the national education budget as very poor and called on the government to look into it, stressing that manpower development is the highest investment on the people.
He also picked holes with the border closure by the federal government, noting that it has not helped matters rather it has put Nigerians in a more difficult situation.
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