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Oyo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into Police Brutality – Day 62

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This is a report of the sixty-second public hearing of the Oyo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into Police Brutality, Violation of Rights of Citizens and Unlawful Killings in Oyo State.

Venue: The House of Chiefs, Oyo State House of Assembly, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

Today’s sitting commenced at about 9:50am, shortly after the arrival of the Oyo State Judicial Panel members.

Petition for Further Hearing at the Oyo State Judicial Panel

1. Case No. OYJPPB/091

Mr Alamu Toheeb v Nigeria Police, Eleyele Police Station. The petitioner was present and was represented by A. B. Ademiluwa (Esq.) and S. O. Okwe (Esq.). Meanwhile, the respondent was represented by CSP Funke Fawole and Mr M. A. Ojeah.

The petition was last adjourned on the 29th of June, 2021 for further hearing after both parties had closed their case but the Oyo State Judicial Panel requested for the appearance of a Police Inspector, who is a relevant witness to the petition.

However, CSP Fawole, the respondent’s counsel said that the Police Inspector, Femi Oluwadamilare has been bedridden for a long time and would not be able to appear before the Oyo State Judicial Panel.

In view of this development, petition OYJPPB/091 was adjourned sine die.

Having gone through the proceeding for today, the hearing was brought to a close at about 10:18am.