BREAKING: Amnesty International reacts to Nigerian Police invading Timi Dakolo’s lagos residence
Amnesty International has reacted to the yesterday’s alleged invasion of Timi Dakolo’s residence by armed strange-looking policemen from Abuja .
According to the human rights group, it is a calculated effort to intimidate victims of s*xual abuse.
The group while showing its displeasure with the way Nigerian Police handles cases of sexual abuses, stressed that subjecting women seeking for justice for sexual abuses to arrest and intimidation is not acceptable.
The tweets reads;
Security and safety of Timi & Busola Dakolo rest with Nigerian authorities. Intimidating victims of sexual abuse using @PoliceNG is a new low in Nigeria’s spate of impunity.
Intimidating victims of sexual abuse using @PoliceNG is a new low in Nigeria’s spate of impunity. In Feb. armed SARS officers arrested Maryam Awaisu of #ArewaMeToo in Kaduna and dragged her to Abuja, at the instance of a person widely accused of rape & sexual abuse.
For too long, Nigeria’s women have been facing various kinds of sexual violence that seldom receives proper attention from the country’s law enforcement agencies. It is unacceptable that women seeking justice end up intimidated by Nigeria Police @PoliceNG
It is unacceptable that women seeking justice for sexual abuse are subjected to arrest and intimidation, by a unit of police whose remit is armed robbery. We fear that these actions may prevent victims of sexual violence from pursuing justice.
In the face of rising sexual abuse of women & girls across #Nigeria; for how long will women be continuously subjected to intimidation and forced silence in the face of injustice? When will the injustice end?
This pattern of Nigeria Police @PoliceNG dispatching anti-robbery squads to pick up victims of sexual abuse who refused to be silent is unacceptable.
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