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Ese Abduction Saga: Police Service Commission to sanction any officer culpable

By Eric Ojo, Abuja

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Service Commission (PSC) has said that it will not hesitate to sanction any Police Officer who is found culpable in the abduction saga of 14 year old Ese Oruru who was said to have been abducted and forced into marriage in Kano.

In the last few days, local and international media have been awash with reports  on the abducted young girl who eventually has been taken back to Bayelsa State where she lived with her parents before the incident.

Reports say she is still in the custody of the Bayelsa State Police Command and the man who abducted her has been arrested by the police for interrogation.

The Commission assured Nigerians that any officer found wanting in the handling of the case, no matter how highly placed will be sanctioned.

The PSC, according to a statement signed by Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations, is constitutionally mandated to exercise disciplinary action against Members of the Police among other responsibilities and has the right to dismiss any Officer found culpable in the on-going abduction saga.

The Commission however, commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Solomon Arase for his swift action in rescuing the teenager and ensuring that she was immediately reunited with her family, adding that it will work with the IGP to see that Nigerians including the likes of Ese are guaranteed their freedom to life.

The statement added that the Commission is waiting on the on-going investigation of some Police Officers on the directive of the IGP, adding  that  it will ensure that any Police Officer who is found to have compromised himself either by omission or commission in the saga will be flushed out.


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