NNP’s statement on the brutalization of its columnist by soldiersAkintokunbo A. Adejumo, Armed Forces, Columnists, Headlines, NNP News, Oyo, State News Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
By New Nigerian Politics
New Nigerian Politics categorically and unreservedly condemns the unprovoked brutalization of one of its columnists, Mr. Akintokunbo Adejumo, on July 22, 2012 in Ibadan, Oyo State by six miscreants of the Nigerian army attached to the PHCN building on Ring Road. This uncivilized, cowardly and sordid act visited on an innocent Nigerian who has contributed enormously towards the entrenchment of democracy, accountability and the betterment of the Nigerian humanity must not go unpunished.
For those who may not be aware, Mr. Adejumo, a prolific and respected writer and columnist on Nigerian/African affairs recently returned to Nigeria after spending many productive years in the UK as a professional in local government, business development and management consultancy. Amply motivated by his love for Nigeria, Mr. Adejumo, upon his return did not rest on his laurels but rather continued his fine work to deepen democracy and public accountability as the Global Coordinator of his international organization called Champions for Nigeria www.championsfornigeria.com, an organization that is registered in the UK and Nigeria with members spanning four continents.
Mr. Adejumo has done nothing to deserve such unsavory humiliation emanating from members of the Nigerian Army that ought to be the vanguard of democracy, law and order. We hereby call on the army authorities, the federal government, particularly the presidency, to put a stop to such unprovoked acts of violence on innocent Nigerians by those constitutionally mandated to protect them. The Federal Government must ensure that the errant soldiers are identified, tried and punished for the flagrant violation of Mr. Adejumo’s human rights. The army has a duty to protect its image as a disciplined fighting force and must seize this moment to hold its officers fully accountable.
For more information read – http://newnigerianpolitics.com/2012/07/29/nnp-contributor-brutalized-by-errant-soldiers-in-ibadan/
- Eagles go for Tahiti’s jugular
- Two get life imprisonment for raping Pastor’s daughter
- NGF SHOWDOWN: Amaechi takes on Jang (When do they govern?)
- How to Remember June 12th Correctly and What Should be Learnt from the Annulment – By Abdulrazaq O. Hamzat
- Clarifying Nigeria’s Debt Position – By Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Short URL: http://newnigerianpolitics.com/?p=23619