The victim’s mother says police officers killed her son like a chicken in her presence.
The National Human Rights Commission panel investigating allegations of human rights violations against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) heard on Tuesday in Abuja how policemen in Rivers killed a young man in the presence of his mother.
Petitioner Victoria Agori made the allegation while testifying before the panel on a case she filed asking for the prosecution of the police officers that killed her son, Daniel Agori, and the release of his body for burial.
“Justine Adaka gave the order to kill my son and my son was killed right in my presence.
“Daniel Agori did not make any statement before they killed him like a chicken.
“These policemen are bad people. They called me mother of a kidnapper and cultist but my son was neither a kidnapper nor a cultist.
“He was a footballer and hairstylist. He was to travel to Spain.”
When asked by James Idachaba, the respondent’s counsel, if the panel was the only place she had taken her case to, Mrs Agori said no, pointing out however, that the Federation of International Women Lawyers and some human rights activists had been helpful.
She told the panel that she had been threatened repeatedly by unknown telephone numbers and that it was due to such threats that she had to leave Port Harcourt.
Mrs Agori said that the police had been telling her for over a year that they were investigating the matter but that there had been no outcome on the investigation.
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