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Published On: Fri, Nov 29th, 2019

DPA demands NASS intervention in ‘Abattoir’ detention center

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By Ikechukwu Okaforadi

Due Process Advocates (DPA) has called for urgent intervention of National Assembly in ‘Abattoir’ detention center.
DPA in a letter dated November 14, signed by Kelvin Asekome, appealed to lawmakers to find lasting solution by investigating what is going on in ‘Abattoirs’ detention center.
It claimed that no fewer than 200 detainees in ‘Abattoir’ police detention center were suddenly released and evacuated to Kuje Prisons in Abuja as a result of the alarm raised on what was going on in the detention center.
The founder of DPA, Emeka Ugwyonye, had been in detention for over a year in Kuje Prisons for his fighting for human rights in Nigeria.
The letter reads, “While evacuating accused from Abattoir was a welcome development, the evacuation was done in a manner that tends to conceal the truth about the atrocities that occurred in Abattoir, and to make it easy for the atrocities to continue.
“Therefore, we see this recent development as further reason for urgent response of the Senate and House of Representatives.
“Help the ordinary citizens of this country to end crimes against humanity being committed against Nigerians by the Police, starting with a public hearing and investigations that will reveal the full scale of gross human rights abuses that occurred at the Abattoir.”

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