By Harrison Gwamnishu
This is Helen Duru, a victim of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission operatives.
Helen was badly assaulted with different dangerous weapons on the 21st day of July, 2022.
The EFCC operatives jumped into her compound at Bonsaac Area, Asaba Delta State through the fence like bandits with NO SEARCH WARRANT or official complaint of FRAUD in search of those they tag Yahoo Boys.
After Helen was assaulted, she immediately reported the case at B Divisional Police State Asaba where she was issued a medical report and visited Police Clinic Okwe for medical treatment.
Helen briefed a lawyer who filed a petition dated 3rd August, 2022 and same petition was approved and was invited to EFCC office Abuja where she and her lawyer adopted the said petition for investigation.
Till date, nothing happened as she decided to share to the public the video she recorded showing the injuries she sustained on the 21st July, 2022.
ON THE EFCC PRESS RELEASE
They tagged themselves as Professionals and denied assaulting Helen Duru or conducting themselves as Armed Robbers.
- The Cars posted on their verified page on 21st July, 2022 was same car they took from Helen Duru’s compound at Bonsacc Asaba.
- Some of suspects paraded on their verified page are Helen Duru’s co-tenants arrested same day Helen was assaulted and they are ready to testify.
- The EFCC did not verify or investigated Helen Petition but were quick to ascribe her call for Justice as a mere publicity-seeking player.
If an agency of Government can issue such a lie, it proves we are all in trouble.
I wish to draw the attention of the EFCC Executive Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa to thoroughly investigate this case as their PRESS RELEASE will further destroy their image.
I also wish to draw the attention of the office of the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria and Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to order the EFCC Chairman BAWA to produce all officers involved in this inhumane treatment.
@views exclusive rights: Harrison Gwamnishu, Youth Representatives, Delta State Human Rights Committee, September 4, 2022.