NHRC CONDEMNS HARASSMENT OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS
Written by thereachfm on February 24, 2020
The National Human Rights Commission has expressed concern on recent ‘unwarranted attacks and harassment’ of judicial officers in the legitimate and constitutional exercise of their functions.
In a communique by its Director of Corporate Affairs and External Linkages, Lambert Oparah, the NHRC noted that the situation is further accentuated by the increasing lack of safety for Nigerians while pursuing their legitimate duties or businesses due to acts of hoodlums, criminal-minded elements, banditry, kidnapping, insurgency and others thereby undermining human security to abysmal levels.
He further stated that the recent attacks on Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court, the kidnapping of Justice Ijeoma Iheme of the Court of Appeal Benin Division and other judicial officers are but a few cases amongst a host of others.