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Osun Panel of Inquiry: Man berates police, hospital management over refusal to release corpse of sibling

The household of slain Akeem Olalekan Ibitoye, who was allegedly murdered on April 25, 2017 by some cops, have berated the Osun Police Command and the administration of the State Specialist Hospital, Osogbo, for his or her refusal to launch Akeem’s corpse.

The Panel had at its sitting final week Friday ordered the rapid launch of the corpse of the slain man by the involved authorities.

On the resumption of the case on Friday, the counsel to the petitioners, Barrister Kehinde Adesiyan, knowledgeable the panel that the corpse had not been launched.

He defined the stress undergone by the household of the deceased to safe the corpse, saying all efforts to take custody of the physique had been annoyed by the hospital administration.

In response to him, the hospital authorities refused to launch the corpse on the pretense that there was no written assertion to that impact from the Police who deposited the corpse.

Reacting to the matter, Teslim Ibitoye, an elder brother to the deceased, stated the motion of the Police not to make sure the rapid launch of the corpse as directed by the panel was a gross defiance to constituted authorities.

The petitioner who claimed to have suffered critical accidents from the incident, said that he nonetheless lives with the gun pellets stucked in his physique since 2017.

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He lamented the rigour and struggling that the household had gone by way of by the hands of the Police for the reason that incident occurred.

Ibitoye, who narrated how he and his late youthful brother had been gruesomely brutalised on the fateful day by the police who shot at them the place they had been, stated, “If not by God, I might have been useless simply as my brother died instantly gunshots had been fired at us.”

He appealed to the panel to grant all their prayers as offered within the petition, saying the discharge of the corpse of his brother remained first precedence.

Ibitoye said additional that the household had approached the Panel to hunt fee of N50 million as compensation and prevail on the Police and different involved authorities to care for his medical therapy overseas which requires him to endure surgical procedure to take away the gun pellets out of his physique.

Ruling on the case, the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Akin Oladimeji (rtd.), directed the Police authorities to observe the petitioners and their counsel to the hospital to safe the discharge of the corpse to the household.

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He thereafter adjourned the case to Friday, March twenty sixth, 2021 for adoption of the ultimate written addresses of each counsels.

In the meantime, the Panel additionally heard the petition filed by one Mr. Adeola Paul Sunday, which was adjourned final week for additional listening to at the moment.

Mr Sunday had by way of his petition claimed to have been defrauded of N36million by a syndicate members who he engaged to provide him electrical installations value N36million.

The Counsel to the petitioner, Barrister Kayode Adebisi, alleged the Police of connivance to defraud his shopper.

He stated the Police connived with the syndicate fraudsters to compromise the investigation which might have helped the petitioner to retrieve his cash.

A witness to the respondent, Inspector Alayande Muritala, whereas being cross- examined to present credence to the case, refuted all of the allegations leveled in opposition to him and his colleagues.

The case was adjourned to subsequent week for additional listening to.

The Panel additionally adopted the ultimate written addresses within the instances filed by Alhaji Ayo Dauda Adigun &1OR versus Osun Commissioner of Police; Azeez Oderinde versus Osun Commissioner of Police; and Olaide Olaosebikan 1OR versus Osun Commissioner of Police.

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