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CLO accuses police of using dogs to intimidate, extort Abia people

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The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Aba Unit in Abia State yesterday called the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba to as a matter of urgency call officers of the Counter- Terrorism Unit (CTU) stationed at Obingwa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state to order.

T he organisation in a statement made available to newsmen in Aba, accused officers of the CTU at Ururuka Road that links Aba to Umuahia, the state capital of using wild dogs to intimidate and extort money from motorists, motorcyclists, tricycle operators and other road users. The Human Rights group said that CTU officers at Osusu Amaukwa town in Obingwa LGA are causing serious panic and life-threatening situations for motorists and other road users. Chairman, Aba Unit of CLO, Prof. Charles Chinekezi, called on the IGP to use his good office to order a full-scale investigation into the illegal activities of CTU officers.

He said that the inhuman act of using wild dogs to threaten innocent people to forcefully extort them of their hard-earned money by the CTU officers at Obingwa is currently painting the Nigeria Police in a bad light. Chinekezi also urged IGP to ensure that after proper investigation officers found culpable should be prosecuted and pun-

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