IYC frets over ‘abduction’ of youth by police

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has expressed anger over the alleged arrest/’abduction’ of Mr Kingsley Joseph, an Ijaw youth from Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State by the police.

The IYC in a statement on Saturday by its spokesman, Ebilade Ekerefe, alleged that since Joseph was apprehended by operatives from Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (FCIID) about two weeks ago, he had been denied access to his family, friends and lawyer.

Ekerefe said: “The attention of the IYC has been drawn to the arrest/abduction of one Mr. Kingsley Joseph, an illustrious Ijaw son from Bilabiri community in Ekeremor LGA of Bayelsa State by officers of FCIID led by one Inspector Bonze Palasou since February 8, 2021.

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“He was seized alongside one Chief Jack Angila from Ezetu town in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

“Since the date of the arrest/abduction, Mr Kingsley Joseph has been denied access to family members, friends and even his counsel till date.

“It has become so worrisome as available intelligence report points to the fact that Joseph has been chained on both hands and legs and subjected to the most dehumanising conditions which have led to his health deteriorating.

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