Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
Police in Anambra State have been accused of trying to cover up its officers and divert attention of the public from their alleged unethical activities in the state.
Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), said the fresh allegation of N47 million theft against a whistleblower, Nnamdi Emeh, in an alleged organ harvesting case, involving operatives of the Anambra State Police Command is a ploy to cover up corrupt police officers.
A statement by HURIWA National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, said the fresh accusation brought against Emeh, a National Youths Service Corps member, after he exposed the extra-judicial killings and organ harvesting allegedly committed by officers of the Command showed “there’s no political will on the side of the police to press for justice in the matter.”
The group called on Anambra State Government to set up a Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the alleged organ harvesting allegations leveled against the police by the whistleblower, stressing that the Command cannot be the accused and the judge in the matter.
Ikengaonline reported that the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Echeng Echeng, accused the whistleblower of allegations of unlawful possession of firearms, money laundering, defamation of character, fraud and impersonation.
He also accused the Information Technology (IT) expert of hacking into one of Mr. Chibuike Martins Ekwueme’s accounts, alleging that he transferred N47 million to 14 different accounts.
He said Emeh is in police custody, adding that his case is already before the Federal High Court.