The House of Representatives has requested that the Acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, bring criminal charges against the NDLEA agents who are accused of killing Ivan Omhonrina, who was just two years old at the time of his death.
The decision was adopted by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, in response to a resolution that had been presented by Uyime Idem on the floor of the House.
According to Mr. Idem, the little child was shot and murdered on July 13 in Asaba, while his younger sibling sustained an injury to the eye.
The congressman stated that there must be a reduction in the number of extrajudicial executions committed by law enforcement agents, and one way to do this is to ensure prompt intervention.
He went on to say that the “reoccurring killings of innocent Nigerians by stray bullets pose significant risks and consequences for individuals, communities, and the nation as a whole.”
After hearing the motion, the House came to the conclusion that the NDLEA and other agencies ought to put money into the training of officers.
In addition, there was a minute of silence observed in memory of Ivan Omhonrina, who was only a child.
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