The Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman has been directed by the House of Representatives to ensure suspected murderer of Mr. Usifo Ataga, Chidinma Ojukwu does not die in prison.
This was brought to the floor of the House by Tolulope Akande-Sadipe (Oyo APC) in a motion titled ‘Call for the Compliance of the Police Force with the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Proper Investigation into the Death of Late Mr. Usifo Ataga.’
The motion which was moved during Tuesday’s plenary told the Police to “conduct a proper investigation into the matter and refrain from parading Ms. Chidinma around to grant interviews on the matter under investigation.”
The House instructed IGP Alkali to “call all police personnel to order and ensure that there is no repeat of this violation of human rights and media access to arrested persons in the future, to avoid compromising the case in a court of law. Ms. Ojukwu (the accused) does not die in custody or commit suicide while awaiting trial as in some past cases.”