A petition started by a Nigerian named Amadi Chima, less than 24hrs ago has been signed by over 64,000 people so far. The petition was written to the International Criminal Court at The Hague against the Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, IGP M. A. Adamu for what was termed ‘Crimes Against Humanity’
The petition reads:
“The Nigerian Police under the leadership of the IG of Police , Mohammed Adamu, has unleashed war against defenseless and innocent Nigerian youths whose only crimes was demanding an end to extortions, harassments, illegal arrests, detentions, and wanton killings by the rogue police unit, SARS.
“In the last three days following popular peaceful protests across Nigeria, no less than 10 peaceful protestors have been reportedly shot dead, including Jimoh Isiaq, and countless others arrested and detained by the members of the criminal uni in the police while the extortions still continue unabated.
“It is within this premise that this petition seeks the support of everyone to compel the International Criminal Court at The Hague to order the arrest and prosecution of the IG of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for crimes against humanity, as the Head of the Nigerian Police that has carried out these heinous crimes against Youths in Nigeria.”
On Sunday, The IG of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had dissolved the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police Force and redeployed all officers and men of the now defunct Special Anti-robbery Squad into other units following widespread calls in what was said to be “in the finest spirit of democratic, citizen-centred and community policing.”
However, the protesting Nigerians weren’t contented with the dissolution of the SARS unit, as they continue to demand for a total reform of the Police Unit while trending the hashtag #SARSMUSTEND on Twitter and the protest continues in major cities of the country with concerned citizens joining the demonstrations from different parts of the world.
The International Criminal Court is an intergovernmental organization and international tribunal that sits in The Hague, Netherlands.
It investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.