Family of missing police officer Emmanuel Gene takes strong action, petitions IGP and threatens legal action Nigeria news

  • Family of missing police officer expressed unhappiness with Nigerian police handling of the case
  • They recently petitioned the Police Services Board and also copied the Inspector General of Police, saying the officer should be declared dead or alive.
  • But the lawyer representing the family noted that the officer had just given birth to a baby before she went missing, adding that the family is distraught.

The family of a missing police officer, identified as Emmanuel Gene, has threatened to sue Nigerian police.

Bonus hours reports that Mr. Gene, who served in the Ogun State Police Command, has been missing for nine months.

According to a petition to the Police Services Board (PSC), the family requested that the officer be declared dead or alive.

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Family of missing police officer threatens to sue police
The family of the missing officer filed a petition with the Police Services Board and also threatened legal action. Photo credit: Nigerian Police Force
Source: Facebook

The petition was also copied to the Inspector General of Police and the Ogun State Police Commissioner.

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In the petition, family lawyer Kehinde Bamiwola noted that Mr. Gene had just given birth to a baby before he went missing, causing pain to his family.

Part of the petition reads as follows:

“Trespassing on land is outside the jurisdictional powers of the Nigerian police, unless the police are tasked with executing a valid judgment of a competent court.

“The divisional police officer did not say whether CP Emmanuel Gene is dead or alive. This is the most confusing and traumatic aspect of the whole issue since December 2020.”

The family further stated that Mr. Gene was not kidnapped by land grabbers, as police said, “but disappeared during an illegal operation authorized by the departmental police officer”.

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During this time, previously reported that Senator Seidu Muhammed Dansadau, who represented Zamfara in the National Assembly between 1999 and 2007, lamented that the Nigerian government has still not prosecuted or imprisoned the bandits or terrorists arrested.

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