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Ekiti: Judicial panel orders prosecution of SARS operative, awards petitioner N1.5m compensation

The Ekiti State Panel of Inquiry into Allegations of Violations of Human Rights sitting in Ado Ekiti has really helpful the prosecution of a defunct SARS Operative for his alleged involvement within the killing of 1 Seun Awoyemi (18). in Ekiti State.

The Panel, headed by Justice Cornelius Akintayo (rtd) ordered that Corporal Akinfolarin Festus be prosecuted via the workplace of Ekiti State Legal professional- Common and Commissioner for Justice.

The Panel additionally really helpful that the mom of the deceased, Mrs. Abigail Awoyemi (70) be compensated with N1.5m to cater for the deceased’s spouse, Kemi and son.

The panel additionally really helpful that the Police Authority launch the corpse of the deceased, Seun Awoyemi which was allegedly taken
away from the scene of the crime by the SARS operatives to the household for correct burial.

In her petition to the Panel, Mrs. Awoyemi alleged that SARS operatives got here into her residence on thirteenth March 2014 at about 12.00pm.

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”Officers of SARS got here into my home and dragged my grandson, Seun upon an allegation by a person, Mr. White that Seun beat his son and whereas my youthful sister was interesting to the Police Officers, she was hit by a bullet on her hand”.

Mrs. Awoyemi stated Seun additionally died on the spot and the Police took away the corpse, “I picked a number of bullets that had been shot on that day which hit Lucia Afolayan and a handkerchief used to wash Seun’s blood on the bottom by the SARS operatives”, she stated.

She additional claimed the bullet holes on the partitions are nonetheless in her home until date.

Information story on the matter reported in The Nation newspaper of March 19, 2014, was additionally tendered as reveals.

She stated the matter was reported at Ewi’s palace in Ado Ekiti and at a Police station including {that a} panel of inquiry was set as much as examine the matter and the report of the panel was additionally admitted and tendered as reveals.

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Mrs. Awoyemi requested the sum of N20m as compensation, as she is the one caring for the deceased’s spouse and little one.

The petitioner’s counsel, Emmanuel Afolayan submitted that because the petitioner’s proof was not challenged, his shopper’s case ought to be upheld and justice ought to be given appropriately.

The panel concluded that the information earlier than it are adequate to hyperlink the police with the case and due to this fact awarded a sum of N1.5 million in favour of the petitioner for the stress and pains she has been via and the accused Police Officer be prosecuted whereas the corpse ought to be launched to the household.

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