Human rights chief to honour police invitation

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Counsel to Chidi Odinkalu, the chairman of the Governing board of the National Human Rights Commission, today restated his willingness to honour the invitation of the Nigerian Police Force.

“As a law-abiding patriot, Dr. Odinkalu proposes to show leadership, good example and respect to the institution and men and women of the NPF by honouring the request by the NPF despite the absence of justification for it,” a statement by Bamidele Aturu, lead counsel to Mr. Odinkalu stated.

The human rights chief will however be seeking for an extension of the date for the interrogation on medical grounds.

“Because of a scheduling conflict with a medical appointment on the same day, Dr. Odinkalu will be reverting to the police authorities to seek a re-scheduling of this encounter by not more than 48 hours,” Mr. Aturu said.

Mr. Odinkalu is being accused of making “damaging remarks” against the Nigerian Police. He was re-invited to appear at the Nigerian police Headquarters on Monday, April 16 by noon after failing to honour an earlier invitation