Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called for the immediate arrest of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali.

HURIWA wants the National Anti-Human Trafficking Agency (NAPTIP) to arrest the IGP and investigate him over the alleged disappearance and enslavement the 21-year-old Imo young lady, Miss Gloria Okolie.

The rights advocacy group urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call the police and the Department of State Services, DSS to order, warning that their continuous refusal to obey the constitutional rights of detainees under their lawful and unlawful custody may lead to imminent collapse of the country’s democracy.

IPOB: HURIWA blasts police for keeping Imo girl hostage for 72 days, accusing her of spying

The human rights group said this in reaction to what it described as “the continuous mistreatment, gross dehumanization and unmitigated abuses of the rights of the lawyers to the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.”

The rights group said the failure of the police to release Miss Okolie on bail as recently directed by a competent court of law says a lot about the total disrespect for section 6 of the 1999 Constitution by the IGP.

HURIWA said it is disappointed with the Nigerian police for flouting the clear order of the court of competent jurisdiction on matters affecting the Imo girl.

As DAILY POST earlier reported, the 21-year-old Miss Okolie was arrested by the operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), on June 17, 2021 in Imo State and subsequently transferred to Abuja.

HURIWA says the police’s consistent inclination to disobey the competent court of law is a grave threat to constitutional democracy and must be stopped.

It says ordinarily, the IGP ought to be arrested and prosecuted for allegedly keeping the girl away from her Parents and lawyers for over 75 days and for the fact that she was purportedly converted to a maid for the police.

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