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Seun Kuti: Gad Peter urges Police to honour assaulted officer, commends Minister

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The Executive Director of CLEEN Foundation, Mr Gad Peter has urged the Nigerian Police Force to honour the officer assaulted by Seun Kuti in Lagos for good conduct.

Peter made the recommendation to the police through the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi during a courtesy visit to the Innocent Chukwuemeka Chukwuma House in Abuja on Tuesday.

In his welcome remarks, he said, “We use this opportunity to thank the police through you for the conduct of the police officer involved in the Seun Kuti saga in Lagos over the weekend.

“The assaulted officer wins the support of Nigerians by his conduct. I therefore, called on the police authority to honour the officer. He deserves it!

“We commend you for the change in civilian-police relationship since the EndSARS protest. The conduct of the officer assaulted officer was a shock to Nigerians. It gives the public confidence that the days of Police brutality are over in Nigeria.

“We also thank you for the partnership we enjoyed with you during your tenure in office as the Minister of Police Affairs.

“We appeal that even after your tenure in office, you will be checking on us as we will be calling on you from time to time to tap into your wealth of knowledge.

“On our part as a Civil Society Organisation, we will continue to push for reforms for the police to enable them serve the public better.”

Responding, the Minister thanked CLEEN Foundation for making him worthy to be invited to the new office.

Dingyadi said, “I have been keenly watching your activities to ensure positive reforms in security, justice and safety of the public in Nigeria.

“I realise that your organisation has the same objectives with the police and that’s why I am always in constant contact with you.

“It’s based on our standing relationship that I have determined to give CLEEN Foundation a slot in the Nigerian Police academy to further help in the training of Police officers.”

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