The case of alleged assault and detention of an Onitsha-based female lawyer, Chiamaka Nwangwu, by Jane Mbanefo, the Divisional Police Officer, 3-3 Police Station of Nkwele Ezunaka, has taken another dimension as the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, on Thursday, gave a 14-day ultimatum to the Inspector General of Police to transfer Mbanefo out of the area.
Chairman, NBA Committee, Emeka Anaenugwu (SAN), flanked by the NBA Chairman, Onitsha, Ikenna Chibuzor, and other lawyers, in a press conference at the Bar Centre, Onitsha, described the DPO unfit to head a Police Division and also demanded that all the officers the DPO uses in assaulting people should also be transferred.
The NBA recalled that before the attack on Chiamaka, several other lawyers had been assaulted and in some cases detained by the said DPO for no reason noting that others like Cosmas Anyabolu and Nnamdi Chukwudebelu have suffered the same fate before in her hands.
“We call on the Police Service Commission to commence disciplinary action against Mrs. Regina Jane Mbanefo. We shall ensure that her victims are available to give evidence before any panel of enquiry that may be set up by the Police Service Commission. Read more