The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has received praises for promising to prosecute persons involved in the killings in Idumuje Ugboko community, in Delta North Local Government Area of Deltal State.
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA made the promise while noting the current administration’s intervention in the protracted human rights violations which have threatened the social fabrics of the Delta community.
In a statement obtained by NaijaNews today, which was signed by Emmanuel Onwubiko, its National Coordinator, HURIWA said, “The need to restore lasting peace in Idumuje Ugboko on the one hand, and on the other hand to ensure that those who approached the National Human Rights commission through us to gain a sufficient redress of their dehumanization cannot be overemphasized.
Some of these persons have died due to the physical torture inflicted on them.
The noted that the country’s constitution in Section 6 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 as amended, makes room for this
The group said, however, that the persons charged are still innocent in the eyes of the law until proven guilty by the court of law, warning that there should not be any need for the accused to entertain any fear but should have their day in court to prove their innocence or otherwise.