Petitioner narrates how 3 policemen killed 8 passengers, robbed them of business capital

By AdvocateNews on 22/02/2021

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 321


…demands N125m compensation

A petitioner identified as Sulaimon Badmus on Saturday appeared before Osun State Panel of Inquiry investigating police brutality and extra judicial killings to demand N125million compensation alleging that three police officers killed 8 passengers and robbed them of their business capital at a checkpoint.

The petitioner said the three policemen namely; Benjamin Oyekhire; Jimoh Michael and Gershon Soba on 17th February, 2001at the Obeira police checkpoint, Okene area of Kogi State gruesomely killed 8 passengers out of 10 passengers after they spotted business capital with one of them.

“On that fateful day, I chartered a bus from Osogbo to Benue, but the driver took another eight passengers along the way who were going to Katsina State to buy rams because it was during Salah festival.

“But when we got to Obeira, Okene axis of Kogi State, we met three fully-armed police officers on our way. The driver stopped and they accosted us, but when the officers saw a huge amount of money in our possession to purchase rams, they started misbehaving and asked us to follow them. We were deceived by the officers because we were told that they were taking us to the station, not knowing they were taking us to the forest. They tied our hands and one of the passengers that attempted to escape was gunned down immediately.

“They poured petrol on us intending to set us ablaze. But when they ran after one of us that attempted to run, it was in that instance that I struggled to escape with one other passenger. Unfortunately, the remaining passengers were burnt to death, including the driver.

“When the matter was reported in the news and the police started the investigation, then I showed up to follow up the matter and gave evidence. I assisted the police to arrest the three officers and they were charged to court. The case was taken to Lokoja High Court where the three erring officers were sentenced to death by hanging.

“I was not too satisfied with the judgement because killing them was not enough as justice. None of the victims was compensated since the incident occurred twenty years ago. That is why I approached the panel for due compensation,” he added.

The counsel to the petitioners, Barrister J.O. Babalola, prayed the court to award his clients a total sum of N125 million as compensation to cushion the negative effect of all they had suffered from the incident.

The Chairman of the Panel, Justice Akin Oladimeji (rtd), asked the petitioners’ counsel to prepare his final address for adoption and adjourned the case to March 5th, 2021.

Posted 22/02/2021 12:03:11 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Buhari approves salary increment for police

IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, announces N50m to fight...

ICPC, EFCC get court’s nod to seize Abuja...

Father of 3 commits suicide in Enugu

Ohanaeze youths give Miyetti Allah, herdsmen ultimatum to...

Wike condemns crisis in Edo, vows to resist...

Buhari splits Police Force CID, approves additional commands

Obasanjo denies supporting Buhari … says even morons...

Probe SARS Commander’s involvement in poll infractions, Rivers...

Two policemen, four IPOB members die in Anambra...

Atiku supports proposed privatisation of refineries, assets

Gunshots as hoodlums loot ex-Speaker Dogara’s house in...

 

Latest News My $1.9 billion in Minnesota bank - Femi Adesina Govt, abductors negotiate, 317 Zamfara schoolgirls may be released today SEEDS OF DESTINY FEB 28, 2021: YOU ARE NOT AT THE MERCY OF THE ENEMY DSS arrests sacked Ganduje’s aide for demanding Buhari’s resignation Banditry, kidnappings: Nigerians have lost faith in Buhari – Northern Elders Student abductions: Buhari’s govt has failed Nigeria, says Soyinka Kidnapped Zamfara schoolgirls released Jangebe schoolgirls yet to be rescued says Zamfara Govt. NUJ demands arrest of Sheikh Gumi Pandemonium as DSS, Police attempt to arrest Sunday Igboho Boko Haram, others remain a threat –US THE DILEMMA OF GOODLUCK JONATHAN

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (55,312 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (41,561 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (35,741 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (34,114 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (34,077 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (33,815 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (32,963 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (32,931 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (32,100 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (31,987 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (30,811 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (28,339 views)

 

SECTIONS FAITH (73) EDITORIAL (14) NEWS (4,631) POLITICS (480) SOCIETY (125) SPORTS (41) BUSINESS (343) HEALTH (48) EDUCATION (42) ENTERTAINMENT (31) INTERNATIONAL (138) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (39) LETTERS (3) OPINION (28)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.