Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has criticized the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA’s position on the extrajudicial massacre in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state.
Governor Wike made his stand known in his address at the Special Court Session to mark the beginning of 2020-2021 legal year at the State Judiciary complex, Port Harcourt.
Wike attended the event alongside his wife, Justice Suzzette Nyesom-Wike, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Senator Sam Anyanwu and several other dignitaries.
Expressing concern that people refused to speak about the innocent people and military personnel killed by hoodlums, Wike said there was nothing like extrajudicial massacre in Oyigbo.
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The Governor challenged the NBA to file their petition to the panel of inquiry investigating SARS activities in the state.
“How will the NBA, that is yet to make a formal submission to the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the State to probe the atrocities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), will without evidence allege extrajudicial killings in Oyigbo.”
While speaking, Chief Judge, Justice Adama Iyaye Lamikanra applauded Governor Wike for providing the State judiciary the needed funds to ensure people have unhindered access to justice.