A petitioner, Olusegun Olaosebikan informed the Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Associated Additional Judicial Killings at its resumed sitting on Friday that the killing of his father made him to develop into a faculty dropout.
Olaosebikan, who approached the panel to hunt justice for the homicide of his father, stated the killing additionally rendered the household wretched as tangible and intangible properties of the deceased have been disposed of to deal with his hospital and different payments following the gunshots he acquired from a police officer.
Narrating his ordeal, Olaosebikan stated his late father was shot by the police on January 1st, 2001 when he and the deceased have been getting back from crossover prayer night time to herald the New 12 months.
The petitioner in his petition stated the deceased who was the breadwinner of the household was gruesomely killed by overzealous officers who have been on patrol in Iwo.
He stated the incident had wreaked havoc on the household as all the property and private belongings of the deceased have been disposed of to save lots of his life earlier than he sadly lastly died.
Olaosebikan stated he was compelled to drop out of college when he couldn’t afford the tutoring charges anymore.
“I needed to drop out of college once I couldn’t afford to pay the tutoring charges. I used to be learning statistics at Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, earlier than the incident occurred.
“On that fateful day, my daddy and I have been getting back from the worship centre the place we went to hope to herald the New 12 months when some law enforcement officials drove throughout our path and began taking pictures.
“It was within the course of that my father was shot on the pinnacle. We rushed him to the hospital in Iwo earlier than he was transferred to Ladoke Akintola College Educating Hospital, Osogbo, the place he spent six months.
“On that fateful day, there have been 5 law enforcement officials within the patrol automobile, however the one one I might establish was Olalekan Jimoh, who was not produced to face the regulation.
“Sadly, all efforts to maintain the deceased alive and save him proved abortive as he died after six years of excruciating agonies.
“The incident made me dropped out of college once I couldn’t afford to pay the tutoring charges. Not solely that, I used to be unable to remain at college due to his critical illness and we needed to promote nearly all his belongings, together with landed property and farm lands to save lots of his life earlier than he lastly gave up the ghost.
“Although we took the matter to Iwo Excessive Court docket in 2002, we have been compelled to withdraw the case when there was a palpable ‘risk to life’ by some high law enforcement officials.
“We’re right here after 20 years to re-present the case according to the federal government’s directive to ahead any petition on police brutality.
“I’m interesting to the panel to grant all my prayers to fish out the killers and order sufficient compensation to the tune of N100million”, he added.
Ruling within the case, the Chairman of the panel, Justice Akin Oladimeji (rtd.), ordered the presentation of ultimate addresses by the 2 events and adjourned the case to March nineteenth, 2021 for the adoption of the stated addresses.
The panel, after authorized arguments by the each counsel to find out whether or not or not it had the territorial jurisdiction to entertain the petition filed by Mr. Mustapha Muideen and two others whose petitions premised on the ugly killing of eight out of ten occupants of the industrial bus that was attacked, robbed and burnt by law enforcement officials in Kogi State few years in the past, adopted the ultimate tackle introduced by the petitioners’ counsel.
The panel additionally adopted the ultimate tackle filed by Mr. Wasiu Jimoh in opposition to Osun State Commissioner of Police, whereas instances filed by Mr. Adeola Paul Sunday; Mrs Kafayat Ibitoye and 1OR; and Mr. Kehinde Ajibola all in opposition to Osun State Commissioner of Police have been additionally heard by the panel.