A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Benjamin Chidoka, has condemned the use of force in the arrest of Senator Rochas Okorocha by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.
The Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of the Federal Road Safety Corps made this remark in a statement released on Wednesday, calling the use of force by the anti-graft agency operatives ‘unnecessary’.
While the denial of arrest by the Senator is unlawful, EFCC should have acted more civil in discharging its duties, Osita opined.
According to him, the forceful break-in of the anti-corruption men could have gone wrong and led to loss of lives.
“EFCC operatives staking out for days in front of his house would have been a more civil approach that shows respect for human rights and life. Anything could have gone wrong in the course of that forceful entry leading to the loss of lives – a violation of the fundamental right to life.” the ex-corp marshal argues.
Advising both the political elite and law enforcement agencies to stay within the ambience of the law, Osita calls for all to exhibit temperance in discharging their duties.
In his statement, he further calls for a stop to the disrespect of law because of their titled position.
”Time to stop the elite privilege of disrespect for law and intemperate use of unnecessary force by law enforcement agencies” – he concluded.