The chairman of Human Rights, Liberty Access and Peace Defenders’ Foundation (HURIDE), Dede Uzor A Uzor, has commended the image maker of zone 13 Police Command in Anambra State, Nkiru Nwode, for coming to the rescue of a young girl down with protracted illness.
Nwode, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (CSP), wrote off the bills for the treatment of the 10-year old Miss Obianuju Njoku,to the tune of two hundred and fourty thousand naira (N240,000).
But Dede Uzor said this was not the first time the Police image maker was involved in humanitarian activities, noting that she had once gone to PortHacourt, Rivers State recently to rescue a day old girl sold out to trafficers.
She has been selected for prestigious Human Right Defenders Award.
She had equally gone to Abuja to rescue a child stolen through child trafficking on financial instance.
“We commend Nkiru Nwode. She is a humane officer. She is one among her equals.
She deserved to be elevated to another rank.
We call the attention of the Police Service Commission (PSC), and the Inspector-General (IG) to her concern for women and children and demand that she should be elevated immediately” said Dede Uzor.
Njoku whose parents lives in Amichi, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State but came from Ebonyi State was brought down to Onitsha by Dede Uzor.
She was taken to St. Cyprain Hospital PortHacourt Road, Fegge, Onitsha in Anambra State where the Medical Director, Dr. Emeka Agbanu, diagonosed her of severe protein malnutrition, abdominal infectious and unrinary tract infection.
She is presently recuperating at the hospital.