NBA threatens court action over murder of driver by NSCDC personnel
The Jigawa State branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has given the state commands of the Nigeria Police Force and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) a month ultimatum to make their findings public on the case involving a member of the NSCDC who allegedly killed a driver and member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) last month.
The driver was killed in a clash between members of NURTW and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Dutse, when vehicles belonging to NURTW were impounded by FRSC during an enforcement patrol on speed limit device.
The members of the NURTW marched to the command of FRSC in protest which turned violent, when a team of NSCDC arrived the scene shooting in the air which led to the death of one Hussaini Andaza while a policeman sustained gunshot injury.
The state chairman of the NBA, Barrister Baffa Alhassan, handed the ultimatum yesterday while briefing newsmen in his office in Dutse, saying his association would no longer fold its arms watching security agencies using excessive force on defenceless members of the public.
Alhassan maintained that if the security agencies failed to make their findings on the suspect known to the public, his association would have no option but to head to court to look for justice for the victim. He said it would be the second time this year that security agencies in the state were using excessive force on members of the public.