Civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA), on Monday, asked the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to ensure the safety of Nnamdi Emeh, the whistleblower in the alleged organ harvesting case, involving high-ranking members of Anambra State Police Command. The organization also asked the IGP to ensure that the case is not swept under the carpet.
HURIWA call is coming on the heal of a disturbing report that the whistleblower is under the threat of execution because of the volume of information at his disposal. Emeh has recently declared wanted by the Nigeria Police Force on February 20, 2023, for allegedly impersonating an Assistant Superintendent of Police in Anambra State.
He was said to have been arrested in a joint operation by INTERPOL operatives in Benin Republic and Nigeria on Friday, March 3, 2023, and has since remained in detention.
HURIWA, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, said the IGP should demonstrate that the police won’t shield their own when guilty of grave offenses.
The statement recalled that some police officers at the Rapid Response Squad, Annex, formerly Awkuzu SARS, and Zone 13 Headquarters, Ukpo, had been fingered to be allegedly involved in illegal detention, kidnappings, extrajudicial killings and human organ harvesting by a whistleblower.
“The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba must protect the whistleblower, Nnamdi Daniel Emehi from desperate police officers trying to cover up their tracks in the Anambra State Police Command. Nothing must happen to the young man and the case should be immediately sent to court for diligent prosecution of the police officers accused.”
The IGP must not sweep the Anambra police organ trafficking ring scandal under the carpet. Nigerians are watching,” HURIWA added.