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Task Force Officer to be Punished for Assault

Task Force Officer to be Punished for Assault
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Gov. Soludo vows to punish officer for assault on popular pastor, Odumeje.

Two years after the nationwide protest against brutality of the police force, the menace continues to eat deep into the social system, with zero improvement enacted to salvage this epidemic. The structure of the police force is so rigid that it has created little or no space for a systemic modification. The police force, created out of the necessity of protecting the lives and properties of citizens have contrarily brutalized and extorted citizens. The police force have consistently abused power, with innocent citizens being collateral damages for their excesses.

A video that has been making rounds shows Pastor Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere, popularly known as Odumeje, the General Overseer of The Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry being brutalized by a group of Task Force officials, with reports of his church allegedly to be brought down. This has not gone down well with numerous citizens raising their concerns over the lack of any form of change as to the continuous menace of police brutality, even after the protest.

Gov. Soludo vows to punish Task Force official for assault.

One thing that caught the attention of many Nigerians upon the video surfacing was the fact that he was being harassed even while complying with their orders. Chukwuma Soludo, Governor of Anambra State has however promised to enforce due punishments on the task force officials involved in the assault of Pastor Odumeje. Numerous reports have expounded in details, how a part of the building owned by the pastor was demolished with the supervision of the Anambra State’s Task Force.

Sources claim that during the exercise of demolishing Odumeje’s property, one of the Task Force officials reportedly started to physically assault the pastor, who complied with the directives of the officials up until then. The virality of the footage has since stirred a public uproar and while this serves up as a reminiscence of 2020 #EndSARS protest, numerous complaints have been put to the government to put in place, measures that will protect the citizens against the menace of police brutality.

Soludo expresses his commitment at ensuring the respect of law and order.

Soludo, swiftly reacting to the viral footage of the assault via a statement made on his official Facebook page on Friday expressed his anger at the delinquency, emphasizing his immense commitment to the respect for the law and order, as well creating a livable and prospering space in Anambra that not only acknowledges the human rights but further respecting these social laws. In this statement, Soludo also appreciates the citizens of Anambra for sticking with and trusting his governance to serve justice.

He further notes this incident will help the government to remain undaunted, as well as checking their excesses against brutalizing innocent citizens. Soludo, via this statement asserts that the occurrence, which evoked immense emotions as a result of its connection to the #EndSARS protest is an illustration of the unprofessionalism and sheer brutal behaviorism with which the Task Force officials carry out their day to day duties, promising to put measures in place to insure that this menace does not reoccur.

Soludo solicits support towards the restoration of dignity of the state.

Moving on, Soludo asserts the need for a continuance towards the mandate of developing the social and economic status quo of Anambra State, promising that his regime will work towards actualizing the best possible outcomes. Condemning the assault suffered by Odumeje and asserting due punishment to the Task Force official, he solicits for the immense support of the Anambra people, in a bid to continually work towards a restoration of the dignity of the state.


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Ask Nigeria
Ask Nigeria
4 months ago

Task Force Officer to be Punished for AssaultGov. Soludo vows to punish officer for assault on popular pastor, Odumeje.Express your point of view.

jdpumping
jdpumping
4 months ago

That will serve as a lesson to other task force on special duties that when sent on errand you need to discharge your duties diligently,why assault,man handle the man when he did nothing to warrant it,I hope the culprit is punished ooooooo,not audio punishment…Let me.give Governor Soludo a benefit of doubt.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
4 months ago

It will serve as lesson for other member of the force, punishment always make people learn there lesson, law and order of the country should straight right why assaulting people, I hope the culprit is punished so justice can reign

AN-Abiodun
Member
4 months ago

This is pure wickedness, even when he complied with them, they were still assaulting him.

In Nigeria, some of those uniform men feel like they are God, and they can do as they wish.

The involved officers should face the law, so this will be a lesson to all other lawless fellows.

Last edited 4 months ago by AN-Abiodun
Abusi
Abusi
4 months ago

The task force officers that assaulted Pastor Odumeje should be dealt with. In the execution of executive orders, you must follow the law to the core, not abusing your authority to act. The officers denigrated Pastor Odumeje by manhandling him. They are not over the law, they should be disciplined.

theApr
theApr
4 months ago

Very good. He was not under arrest, let alone resisting arrest. When they get punished for their unprofessional conduct, the menace will reduce. Sadly they know nothing happens after all, that’s why they’ve all grown wings. Morenof this would put them in check

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
4 months ago

The police department has a long history of abusing its authority, with innocent civilians being collateral damage due to their abuses. This doesn’t seem right

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
4 months ago

This is very good because these people deserve to be punished for the brutality they dished out to citizens daily. hopefully, this will make they stop

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
4 months ago

The Nigerian police force, which was first established due to the requirement of safeguarding citizens’ lives and properties, has, on the other hand, been brutalising citizens and extorting money from them.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
4 months ago

It will serve as a lesson to others. Uniform men in Nigeria always fill as if their above the law. They don’t have common espect to anyone, they talk anyhow, they feel that they can do anything and get away with it. Our uniform men are more corrupt

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
4 months ago

The danger posed by this horrible act committed by the police continues to eat away at the foundation of the social structure, even though little progress has been made to combat this behavioural disease.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
4 months ago

Our government must never stop working toward the goal of rehabilitating the standing of our police force.

Yomii
Yomii
4 months ago

That’s the major problem with these nonsense security operatives we have in this country. Even when you’re complying with them, they would still do the rubbish they have in their mind. They should be severely published

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
4 months ago

Because of the force’s extremely inflexible organisational structure, there is very little, if any, room for any kind of systemic change to be implemented.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
4 months ago

That should send a strong message to any of the other task forces that are on special assignments, teaching them that when they are sent on errands, they must carry out their jobs conscientiously.

Remi1
Remi1
4 months ago

It is necessary to take action against the task force members who assaulted Pastor Odumeje. When carrying out executive orders, you must strictly adhere to the law and refrain from misusing the authority that has been delegated to you.

Bola12
Bola12
4 months ago

Even after the demonstration that took place in 2020, there has been no progress made in reducing the ongoing threat posed by police violence; this is a disheartening development.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
4 months ago

The government has a responsibility to take preventative steps to ensure that this threat will not be repeated in the future.

Christiana
Christiana
4 months ago

Police brutality happens all over the world. We have to handle ours in a better way. These police and other security agencies in Nigeria should undergo reform. They should be reorientated on how to do these essential duties. Maybe that way, we’ll see changes.

Mercy unisex saloon
Mercy unisex saloon
4 months ago

A classic example of police brutality in a flash. Police officers are to be re trained, reformed, and re hired back into the force only when they succeed in the training. Nigerian citizens are oppressed daily by this organization who in return should be protecting and preserving the lives and property of the citizens. We should also note that the police organization is underpaid, undertrained, under qualified to do the job. Police in any country will work efficiently if resources and working equipment are readily available to them at their disposal. Citizens of Nigeria must stand together and combat police brutality by making sure their actions are recorded and reported to the appropriate channel.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
4 months ago

It is necessary to take action against the task force members who assaulted Pastor Odumeje.They should be severely published as deserved!.This should send a strong message to any of the other task forces.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
4 months ago

The Nigerian Police Force needs overhauling. There is less regards for human lives. They’re so concern with what goes into their pockets than protect the human lives. I really appreciate the Governor Charles Soludo who has vow to punish the police responsible for the assault of Pastor Odumeje.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
4 months ago

Most of the Nigeria security force need brain evaluation because of their behaviour to the masses.

Khalifa001
Khalifa001
4 months ago

I don’t know why people in power do misuse it because it really bad for a man of God being assaulted by a police officer and I must says kudos to the govern

DimOla
DimOla
4 months ago

Kudos to Governor Charles Soludo for vowing to punish the police man that assaulted Pastor Odumeje. The Police system is too corrupt and their brutality on innocent citizens is getting out of hand.

AN-Usman
Member
4 months ago

Action must be taken against the task force personnel responsible for the assault on Pastor Odumeje. They should be published harshly as they have earned. Any other task forces should take note of this strongly.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
4 months ago

That is the main issue with these absurd security agents that we have in this nation. They would continue to act foolishly even if you were following their orders. They ought to be publicized harshly.