#EndSARS: UK Based Cross Riverian Writes Parliamenarian Seeking Sanctions For Public Officials

In Breaking News, International News, Politics

By Ushang Ewa

Iso Bassey, a Cross Riverian based in the United Kingdom, has written a Member of Parliament, Jackie Doyle-Price representing Thurrock to lend her voice in the debate by the parliament on allegations of the brutality by law enforcement agencies in Nigeria during the #EndSARS protests in October.

Mr. Bassey in his letter dated November 19th asked the MP to seek visa bans for all elected and appointed public officials and their family members.

The Academix NG founder, said the UK owed its taxpayer’s the duty to act especially as the Nigerian Police Force was a beneficiary of the UK’s support.

Official portrait of MP Jacki Doyle-Price (credit: Wikipedia)

Below is the letter…

19th November, 2020
2 Orsett Business Centre
Stanford Road
Grays, Essex, RM16 3BX

Dear Jackie Doyle-Price MP,


Thank you for your letter dated 5th November 2020 in response to my letter dated 21st October, 2020 on the above subject.

I agree unreservedly with you that “The Nigerian police must uphold human rights and the rule of law in all operations, investigate any incidents of police brutality and hold those responsible to account.” Unfortunately, they have failed repeatedly to do this, and we have little confidence that they will change unless compelled to do so by Nigerian citizens and their international partners.

I am aware that the UK government’s Nigeria Security and Justice Reform Programme (SJRP) has provided support to the Nigerian Police Force under the “Strategic assistance to the Nigerian Police Force” programme component with a budget of £4.42m in the 2019-2020 financial year. UK taxpayers will be shocked and appalled to know that the UK government funds an institution that has a culture of extra-judicial killings and abuse of the fundamental human rights of Nigerians.

I believe that the UK government owes taxpayers an obligation to hold the Nigerian government to account for the atrocities committed by the Nigeria Police Force during the period that the Force benefited from UK funding.

I am aware that the petition brought before Parliament titled “Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials” is scheduled for debate on 23rd November, 2020. I would like to respectfully appeal to you to lend your voice to this debate by:

1. Demanding for sanctions to be imposed on the Nigerian government
2. Demanding for visa bans on the following categories of people:
a. All elected and appointed officials of the Federal Government of Nigeria and their families
b. All elected and appointed officials of the 36 State governments and their families
c. All members of the Nigeria Police Force and their families
d. All members of the Nigerian Armed forces and their families
3. Calling for an investigation of all extra-judicial killings and other human rights abuses carried out by the Nigerian Police Force during the period it received funding from the UK government

Many of your constituents will be following this debate and eagerly awaiting the resolutions of the UK Parliament.
Thank you very much for your kind and considerate support.

Yours sincerely,
Iso O. Bassey

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

Aero Cally Video Shoot Delayed Flight

By Jonathan Ugbal and Sylvia Akpan The Aero Cally flight N2176 from Calabar to Abuja on Tuesday was delayed


CALABAR: Aggrieved Civil Servants Protest Three Years Unpaid Salaries, Seek Head Of Service Sack

By Patrick Obia Dozens of aggrieved civil servants in Cross River, on Wednesday, shutdown the new secretariat complex in


My Emergence As Senator Is An Exception To Governors’ Invincibility – Jarigbe Agom

By Jonathan Ugbal The Senator representing Cross River North, Jarigbe Agom has said his teetered emergence as Senator representing


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now