Second Public Sitting of the 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, January 27, 2021.

Today’s public sitting kicked off at exactly 9:13am shortly after the arrival of the panelists. Hon. Justice Badejoko Adeniji declared the public sitting open and the proceedings began in earnest.

Names of Cases

1. Case No. OYJPPB/011

Ife Olamiju (Esq.) v Nigeria Police Force. The petitioner was present and represented by I. A. Etta. The respondent was represented by CSP Funke Fawole and Barr. O. J. Matthew. According to the Officer in Charge, the respondent had not been served with the processes. It was concluded that the respondent be served afresh with all the necessary processes and the case was adjourned till February 16, 2021 for mention.

2. Case No. OYJPPB/012

Muhammad Sadisu v Commissioner of Police, Ogun State. The petitioner was absent but Barr. Funke Fawole held the brief for the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State. The case was adjourned till February 16, 2021 for mention and the provision of proof of service of processes on the respondent in Ogun State with a copy served to the Officer in Charge, legal in Oyo State.

3.Case No. OYJPPB/013

Bello Olusegun Kayode v Nigeria Police, Sango Police Command. The petitioner was present for the case mention but the respondent who was represented by Barr. Funke Fawole stated that the processes had not been served before now. It was therefore concluded that relevant documents should be served on the Police and the petition was adjourned till February 16, 2021 for mention.

4. Case No. OYJPPB/014

Sulaimon Kehinde v The Area Commander, Nigeria Police, Ogbomoso. The petitioner was absent but he was represented by L. L. Akanbi. It was concluded that the Police should be served with the processes. With the approval of both parties, the petition was adjourned till February 16, 2021 for mention. Also, all the filled processes are to be served on the legal representative of the Police immediately after the panel sitting.

5. Case No. OYJPPB/015

Kamaldeen Hassan v The Area Commander, Nigeria Police, Ogbomoso. The petitioner was absent but represented by L. L. Akanbi. The legal representative of the Police is to be served with another copy of the petition and the case was adjourned till February 16, 2021 for mention.

6. Case No. OYJPPB/016

Hon Ojo Samson Bamidele v Commissioner of Police, Oyo State. The petitioner was present and Barr. Funke Fawole appeared as the representative of the respondent. It was concluded that the relevant papers would be served to the Commissioner of Police and the case was adjourned till February 16, 2021.

7. Case No. OYJPPB/017

The family of Late Abass Lawal Adekoya v Commissioner of Police, Oyo State. Halima Lawal and Olumide Ojedokun (legal counsel) appeared on behalf of the family. Barr. Funke Fawole appeared on behalf of the respondent. It was concluded that the processes should be served afresh on the respondents and the petition was adjourned till February 16, 2021 for mention.

8. Case No. OYJPPB/018

The family of Late Mrs Sakirat Olaegbe v Commissioner of Police, Oyo State. Olaegbe Awwanat and Olumide Ojedokun (legal counsel) appeared on behalf of the family while Barr. Funke Fawole appeared on behalf of the respondent. The petition was adjourned till February 16, 2021 for mention to enable the respondent be served the relevant processes.

9. Case No. OYJPPB/019

Mr Sesan Opadotun’s Family v Commissioner of Police, Oyo State. The petitioner was present and Barr. Funke Fawole appeared on behalf of the respondent. The petition was adjourned till February 16, 2021 for mention.

10. Case No. OYJPPB/020

Mr Akinlabi Moruf v Commissioner of Police, Oyo State. The petitioner was present and was also represented by Olumide Ojedokun while Barr. Funke Fawole represented the Police. The petition was adjourned till February 16, 2021 for mention.

Having examined the cases brought before the judicial panel today, Hon. Justice Adeniji stated for the purpose of clarity, that the terms of reference of the judicial sitting is strictly police brutalization and extra judicial killings. With this, the panel sitting was adjourned till tomorrow, Thursday, January 28, 2021.

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