A petition seeking the arrest of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for crimes against humanity has received over 100,000 signatures.
In the petition, the IG was accused of allowing brutality by police officers against “defenceless and innocent Nigerians” to flourish under his command.
The petition stated, “The Nigerian Police under the leadership of the IG of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has unleashed war against defenceless and innocent Nigerian youths whose only crimes were 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 unit 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.”
There has been an increase in the number of deaths in the country perpetrated by officers of the police force, with nearly a hundred people killed by law enforcement officers in a single year.