A Human rights group, Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA) has expressed concerned over the state of health of a serving policewoman, Ekaete Ekpo, who is facing serious health challenges.
To this end, the group through its national coordinator/convener, Comrade Buna Olaitan Isiak, said it has submitted a second letter of appeal to the Lagos state Commissioner of Police and the Officer-in-Charge of the Public Complaints Bureau (PCB), over the pathetic situation of a policewoman Inspector.
The sick policewoman Inspector according to the group started her sickness while on duty at Festac Police Division.
The group in an email sent to this medium said: “on January 4, 2013, while in office she fell sick and was rushed to, not a hospital, but a Church, God’s Prayer Ministry Church, somewhere after Okokomaiko, in police vehicle, by her colleagues. She was later taken to a General Hospital by her husband.
“Since her sickness began, Inspector Ekpo whose service number is 06925, not received any benefit whatsoever. No salary, no medical care. But rather she was transferred from Festac to Okota police Division, recently in 2016.
“All steps requested of her, have been completed by her family, some of these documents were attached to the letter we recently sent. As
at present, she can no longer afford money to buy drugs nor feed herself.
The last time she was brought to our office, I a revolutionary indeed, was almost moved to tears”.
In begging the police authority to come to the rescue of the sick police officer, the group states: “we hereby request urgent intervention of police leadership to save the live of this dying police officer and also enquiry into why subject her to such inhuman treatment”.
HURMA however commended the Officer-in-Charge of PCB, Mrs. Patricia Amadin, a Superintendent of Police, who expressed great concerned on the state of health On the sick police officer, the O.C Public Complaints Bureau, S.P Patricia Amadin has expressed our concerned the state police authority felt to learn of the officer’s story and the willingness to assist in all forms.
Also, the human right group equally commended the coordinator of the Lagos state Police/C.S.O Working Team, Barr. Adeola Samuel, for expressing hope that with the sincere spirit with which the new leadership of Lagos Police is working, the ordeal of Inspector Ekaete Ekpo will soon become a thing of the past.
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