Assistant Commissioner of Police in Akwa-Ibom State Arrests Peaceful Protesters!

Assistant Commissioner of Police in Akwa-Ibom State Arrests Peaceful Protesters!

23 Aug 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Assistant Commissioner of Police in Akwa-Ibom State, admits in court to have arrested the three peaceful protesters who were among hundreds of ‘next of kin’ protesting against the state government over the non payment of pensions and gratuities of their late relatives, at the gate of the government house, Uyo.

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceAkwa Ibom
Date of Occurrence09 Sep 2017
Security Agents InvolvedThe Nigerian Police
Legal FoundationsSection 39 and Section 40 of the 1999 constitution
Rights ImplicatedThe arrest signified an infringement on their constitutional right to expression and free assembly.
Casualties

Region of Occurrence South South Nigeria

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