Ogun State Government sets to prosecute four suspected killer cops
Ogun State Government has announced the prosecution of four cops allegedly involved in extrajudicial killings in the state through its social media handle on Thursday.
This is in line with the Nigerian youth’s requests through the #EndSARS protest to end police brutality and extra-judicial killings.
According to a statement issued by state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Akingbolahan Adeniran, the policemen involved are Inspector Wasiu Lawal, Inspector Niyi Ogunsoro, Inspector Ahmed Mohammed and one Okoi Obi.
“The State v. Inspector Wasiu Lawal — murder trial coming up for hearing on 10 November 2020 at the Ipokia division of the High Court of Ogun State,” it read.
“The State v. Okoi Obi — manslaughter trial for hearing on December 2, 2020 at the Ijebu-Ode division of the High Court of Ogun State.
“The State v. Inspector Niyi Ogunsoro — murder trial at the Abeokuta division of the High Court of Ogun State. The date of hearing will be communicated.
“The State v. Inspector Ahmed Mohammed — murder charge ready to be filed at the Ilaro division of the High Court of Ogun State. Date of hearing to be communicated after filing. Additional cases will be added as soon as charges to be filed against defendants are concluded.”
Adeniran further disclosed that additional cases will be added as soon as charges to be filed against defendants are concluded.
“As noted in the attached press release, we also invite members of the public to submit petitions or information on human rights abuses by security personnel to email@example.com. The following numbers may also be contacted – 07080601223, 07080601224 and 07080601225.”