Police, 9 policemen dismissed for mobilising colleagues in failed strike over poor salary

…Seeks protection for wife of missing Daniel

By Dirisu Yakubu

ABUJA- A Non- Governmental Organization, the Foundation for Civic Education, Human Rights and Development Advancement, FoCEHRaDA, has called on the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba to swing into action to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of Uduak Daniel, an indigene of Akwa Ibom state.

This is even as the organization wants a witness protection programme activated for Mrs. Glory Daniel, wife of the missing Daniel “because the perpetuators of this plot are desperate to conceal same.”

Founder of the organization, Barrister Clifford Thomas in a petition addressed to the IGP, charged the Police boss to go the whole distance to establish what happened to Daniel saying “the demand for human parts for ritual purposes is very high, and to prevent the use of this poor innocent Nigerian for rituals or political purposes, a comprehensive investigation should be launched. This petition must be investigated and the truth, established.”

According to Barrister Thomas, “Mr.Uduak Daniel was last seen on December 16, 2021,” in company of a former Commissioner in Akwa Ibom state (name withheld) and has not been seen since then. At the time of his disappearance, Daniel worked for the unnamed former Commissioner as a gateman at No. 30, H line, Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo.

Thomas added that a day after they last spoke on phone, Mrs. Glory called Daniel several times. The mobile phone rang until it was eventually switched off, adding that the traumatized housewife “suspects foul play and seeks the release of her husband, immediately.”

He added that in a bid to establish what happened to her husband, the woman visited the employer of Daniel on December 18, 2021 but to her surprise, the former Commissioner gave her the sum of N50, 000 “to take care of the children , after sympathizing with her over the unfortunate incident.”

With two children aged seven and one year respectively to look after, the foundation said Mrs. Uduak would find it difficult to cope with the situation unless the manner of the disappearance of her husband is established by the Nigerian Police Force.

Vowing to remain committed in the pursuit of justice, the Foundation added that Daniel might be a poor man “yet, he is part of humanity who must be protected.”

The petition which has been submitted to the Office of the Inspector General of Police was copied to the Director General, Department of State Services, DSS, the International Community and the National Human Rights Commission.

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