The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to take over the investigation and prosecution of the officer(s) involved in the shooting and killing of Ivan Onose Omhonrina and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.

The House also urged the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and all other law enforcement agencies to provide regular training and sensitization programs for their officers on the appropriate use of firearms, conflict resolution, de-escalation techniques, and respect for human rights.

The House further mandated its Committee on Human Rights and National Security and Intelligence (when constituted) to ensure that the family of Onose is adequately compensated for the loss and report back within 6 weeks.

The resolutions of the House followed a motion titled, “Call for investigation and prosecution of the Officers involved in Shooting and Killing of Ivan Onose Omhonrina moved by Hon. Unyime Idem.

The House further mandated its Committee on National Security and Intelligence(when constituted) to effectively monitor the activities of law enforcement agencies, including conducting regular evaluations, reviewing incidents, and recommending appropriate actions to prevent similar occurrences and report back within (4) weeks for further legislative action.

In moving the motion, Hon. Idam stated that on July 13, 2023, a two years old Ivan Onose Omhonrina, who was returning from school tragically lost his life due to a stray bullet fired by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Asaba, Delta Delta State, his younger brother Eromosele Omhonrinawas also shut in one of his eyes.

He also said that on April 4, 2023, a 17-year-old boy, Ibuchim Ofezie, a resident of Agingi Community of Bassa Local Government Area of Jos was killed by some police patrol operatives attached to “C” Division of the Command, similarly on the 28 May 2023, Bakare Idris Demola was shot dead by Mr.Kabiru Odejimi, a Police officer of the Nigerian Police Force in Oregun, Ikeja area, Lagos State.

He also stated that innocent Nigerians have been either injured or lost their lives due to stray bullets fired by Law Enforcement Officers in the country.


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