“Assault on JOY OWOLABI by NSCDC Official, an Abuse of Power, Gross Violation of Fundamental Human Rights & Dignity” – SWS National President


By: Joshua Adinoyi



The assault on Mrs. Joy Owolabi by the officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Jos, Plateau State, has been described as barbaric and less regards for human rights.

National President of the Stand up for Women Societies (SWS), Barr. Deborah Ijadele-Adetona, made the assertion through the Plateau State Chairperson of SWS, Mrs. Grace Gora.


The Group calls for justice for Mrs. Owolabi and urged individuals, human rights organisations, stakeholders and right-thinking Nigerians to condemn the assault and unwarranted harassment from an Officer who is enshrined by the law to protect and ensure the safety of citizens.

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The attention of the Stand up for Women Societies (SWS) Plateau State Chapter has been drawn to the sad incident and assault of one Mrs. Joy Owolabi by an Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jos, Plateau State

The incident which has been widely reported in many national dailies happened at the Nanmwa Junction, Abattoir Area in Jos South Local Government Area on Friday, September 2, 2022

“SWS condemns the act in totality and views it as inhuman, barbaric and a violation of fundamental human rights and dignity of the victim, Mrs. Joy Owolabi” 

SWS, calls on all Women Associations, Media Organisations, Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s) and all Nigerians to join in the call for justice for Mrs. Owolabi.

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The Group also calls for immediate investigation into the matter by relevant authorities.

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