CDHR to Okowa: Beyond sack, arrest, jail aide who assaulted woman in a trending video

Committee for the defense of human rights has commended Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, for immediately sacking one of his aides, Friday Eluro, who reportedly assaulted a woman.

In a video going viral, Eluro was seen assaulting a woman, a development which led to Governor Okowa immediately sacking Eluro from his appointment.

Delta state chairman of committee for defense of human rights, Prince Kehinde Taiga,said beyond sacking the aide, the governor should order for his immediate arrest and let him be jailed to serve as deterrent to others who are causing harm to the governor’s name in the state.

Taiga,who has used his committee to fight for the good of the less privileged in Delta, said the likes of Eluro are bringing the government to disrepute, hence he should be arrested and jailed for his umruly conduct.

It could be recalled that Governor Okowa has ordered for the immediate sack of Eluro in a statement made by the governor’s chief press secretary, Charles Aniagwu.

The governor frowned at the unwarranted assault on a woman especially from an appointee of government who ought to ensure that rule of law is observed in all situations.

“Governor Okowa, having watched the video of the assault on a certain woman, has directed that the appointment of Mr Friday Eluro as security aide be terminated forthwith to serve as deterrent to others”.

“In the last three and half years, our administration have worked so hard to entrench the enduring peace in our state and we will not sit back and fold our hands to watch appointees of government or any other person no matter how highly placed in the society to take laws into their hands”.

He warned appointees of government to be of good behaviour and always remember that they are ambassadors of government and are supposed to be role models in the society.

Beyond sacking of the aide, the governor has also directed full investigation into the incident with a view to serving the interest of justice.

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