The Rivers Deputy Commissioner of Police, Victor Erivwede, in charge of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) has decried the hight rate of Human Rights Abuses by vigilance groups.
Erivwede, while reacting to Right abuses by local vigilante members in the state, said many OSPAC members are criminals.
According to him, there are many human rights abuses by vigilance group who started well but, started derailing when they began to take contracts from political leaders.
He also said, if he had his way, he would have ensured the Commissioner of Police reviewed the activities of these groups.
“There are many human rights abuses by the vigilance group. Vigilance group or OSPAC started well but started derailing when they began to take contracts from political leaders. If I have my way I will tell the CP to review the OSPAC and vigilance group. Many of the OSPAC members are criminals,” he said.
“I have a case, where a vigilante member shot a man dead because the man spoke to his girlfriend,” he added.