At least 100, 000 Nigerians have signed a petition asking the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, for alleged crimes against humanity.
In the petition shared on Change.Org, the IGP was accused of “unleashing 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 now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The petitioners also alleged that over 10 protesters have been shot dead since the protest took off in Nigeria last Thursday.
The petition reads:
“The Nigerian police under the leadership of the IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has unleashed war against defenseless 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 IGP, Mohammed Adamu, for crimes against humanity, as the head of the Nigerian Police that has carried out these heinous crimes against youths in Nigeria.”