A criminal case has been filed against police officers accused of committing murder by the Ogun state government.
This was made known by Mr. Akingbolahan Adeniran, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state.
In the statement released by Mr Akingbolahan Adeniran, the public was urged to monitor the criminal cases.
The Statement Reads;
“We invite the public to monitor the following criminal cases against defendant police officers in Ogun State:
1. 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.
2. The State v. Okoi Obi – Manslaughter trial coming up for hearing on 2 December 2020 at the Ijebu-Ode Division of the High Court of Ogun State.
3. The State v. Inspector Niyi Ogunsoro – Murder trial at the Abeokuta Division of the High Court of Ogun State. Date of hearing to be communicated.
4. 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.
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 protected] The following numbers may also be contacted – 07080601223, 07080601224 and 07080601225.”
Mr. Akingbolahan Adeniran
Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Ogun State, Nigeria.