The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Administration, Augustine Sanomi, said in a statement that Mr. Debewari had ceased to be the ADC to the governor with immediate effect.
Mr. Sanomi alleged that the officer ignored all lawful directives to see the state commissioner of police and the Inspector-General of Police since July 10 over his role in the fracas at the state House of Assembly.
He said the whereabouts of Mr. Debewari was currently unknown to the police.
“The commissioner of police acted on the Police Act and the Regulation Cap of the Federation of Nigeria 1990,” he said.
Mr. Sanomi also said the Inspector-General of Police had acknowledged the desertion of Mr. Debewari from the force.
The Nigeria Police Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said if a police officer leaves his duty post for 21 consecutive days without permission, police act and regulation authorised the force to declare the officer a deserter.
“Being a deserter is an offence because the officer involved can be arrested without a warrant of arrest,’’ Mr. Mba said from Kano.
Mr. Mba also said that it was within the purview of a state commissioner of police to declare an officer a deserter in the force if he committed the offence.
The Rivers State Government had earlier said Mr. Debewari was taken abroad for treatment after sustaining injuries in a violent clash that occurred in the Rivers State House of Assembly.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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