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Human Rights, Nigeria

Police torture in Nigeria

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Damien Ugwu of the Nigerian Civil Liberties talks to me about about endemic police torture in the Nigerian justice system. CLO estimate that five people a day are being extra-judicially killed by the police. Most vulnerable are unemployed youths accused of armed robbery. Damien Ugwu explores the reasons why torture and murder are common place and the cultural and political roots of the problem.

Listen to the interview on Pambazuka broadcasts.

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  1. IT IS MORE THAN HUNDRED PACENTS TRUE ABOUT NIGERIA POLICE.INNOCENTS ONE ALWAYS FALL VICTIM CORRUPTION IS ALL OVER THE FACES OF NIGERIA POLICE.A SHAME FULL ACT AND DISGUSTING DOINGS THEY KNEW NOT LAW NEITHER DO THEY PRACTICE IT.I REMEMBER SOME YRS BACK WHEN A NIGERIA GUY CAME FROM AMERICA AFTER SO MANY YRS IN AMERICA HE COULDNT REMEMBER HIS FAMILY HOUSE ANY LONGER.HE HAS TO GO TO POLICE FOR A HELP BEEN THAT IT IS NIGHT.HE DECIDE TO PASS THE NIGHT IN THE STATION HE WAS FOUND DEAD BY THE NEXT MORNING ..BECOS THE POLICE IN DUTY FINF OUT HE HAS SOME MONEY WITH HIM .THEY KILLED HIM AND TRY TO FORM ALLEGATION ON HIM.THAT HE WAS A THIEF ON RAIDING HE WAS SHOT.I HATE THE NIGERIAN POLICE SO MUCH.LETS GOD COME DOWN AND LET NIGERIAN POLICE BE SCATTERED