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Over 440 Nigerians have signed an online petition demanding immediate release of the 26-year-old Nnamdi Emeh, a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) whistleblower who exposed alleged organ trafficking ring in the Nigerian police.
Emeh, an Information Technology (IT) consultant to the Anambra State Police Command was in detention at the police force headquarters in Abuja from March 3, 2023, and later moved to Anambra State after he was arrested in the Benin Republic.
SaharaReporters earlier reported that the IT consultant was arrested for revealing shocking details about police extortion, torture, extrajudicial executions, and an organ harvesting ring involving senior police officers in Anambra state.A police source with access to Emeh had told SaharaReporters that the suspect lamented being tortured by the personnel of the Anambra Police Command as they did not find anything incriminating about him to warrant being charged.
A concerned citizen who started the online petition on Tuesday stated that they were concerned about the detention of Emeh, adding that they were deeply troubled by the circumstances surrounding Emeh’s arrest, “as he was falsely accused and detained in Benin Republic by the Nigerian police for money laundering, unlawful possession of a firearm, and other offenses without being charged. Furthermore, we are concerned that Mr. Emeh has been denied access to legal representation, medical care, and basic human rights.”
The concerned citizen further noted that “We call on the Nigerian authorities to release Mr. Emeh immediately and unconditionally and to provide evidence to support their allegations against him. We also call for an independent investigation into the allegations made by Mr. Emeh concerning police extortion, torture, extrajudicial executions, and organ harvesting in Anambra State.“It is essential that the Nigerian authorities respect the human rights of all citizens, including the right to freedom of expression, and that they hold accountable any individual or group involved in the commission of human rights abuses.“We urge the Nigerian Government and the local and international community to support this petition, to raise their voices in solidarity with Mr. Emeh and all those who have suffered human rights abuses in Nigeria.”
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