23 Nigerian Officers Facing Charges For Brutality

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The governor of Nigeria’s most populous state has published a list of 23 police officers who have been charged or are waiting to be charged with various offences relating to brutality.

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The charges include murder, manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, armed robbery and causing grievous body harm.

It is unclear when the alleged offences were committed.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos, wrote on Twitter that he published the list to show he is “rebuilding Lagos and ending police brutality”.

A number of people have reportedly been shot dead or wounded in recent protests in Lagos.

Human rights campaigners Amnesty International said security forces killed at least 12 people in Lagos on Tuesday.

The state governor said about 25 people had been wounded but only one person had died.

An indefinite 24-hour curfew has been imposed in the state and other regions.

Source: BBC

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