The Punch

Activist alleges

- Friday Olokor, Abuja

Achild and gender rights advocate and leader of the Coalition of Gender Based Violence Responders, Lemmy Ughegbe, has filed a formal complaint against the Deputy Commission­er of Police in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Fom Pam Joseph, over an alleged threat to his life and family.

The activist in the petition filed at the National Human Rights Commission, warned that should anything happen to him or any member of his family, Nigerians should hold Joseph responsibl­e.

According to him, the DCP was after him for leading a coalition to unravel the culprits behind the rape and death of Keren Akpagher, a 14-year-old boarding house student of the Premier Academy, Lugbe.

The NHRC assigned two lawyers to him to accompany him to honour the letter of invitation signed by DCP Fom Pam Joseph, with Ref. No 3000/FCT/X/D9/ VOL 62/38, and dated July 8, 2021.

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