How My Son Was Killed By Police On Manner To Benin For Interrogation — Father Says To Judicial Panel
Mr Issac Edoh, a petitioner, has spoken out about how his son was killed by males of the Nigeria Police Pressure, Vanguard experiences.
The person informed the Judicial Panel of Inquiry arrange by Governor Godwin Obaseki to look into circumstances of police brutality, human rights violations, or allegations of extra-judicial killings by operatives of the disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS), how his son was allegedly killed by the Police on his means from Auchi to Benin.
Testifying earlier than the panel, Mr. Edoh mentioned his son, Isaac Baba Edoh was arrested by the police in Auchi, Edo State in 2011 for kidnapping and was allegedly killed by the operatives who claimed he was shot by armed robbers on their method to Benin for interrogation.
He mentioned: “I noticed my son final on third of June 2011 and until date, the whereabouts of my son is unknown to me because the police informed me that my son was allegedly killed by armed robbers on their method to Benin Metropolis for additional investigation.
“I discover it troublesome to consider this as a result of, within the assault, solely my son was killed; no police officer was killed or injured. I requested them to provide me his physique if he’s useless, however the police couldn’t current me with the physique”.
He mentioned that his resolution to look earlier than the panel to get justice for his son, Issac Baba Edoh, who he doesn’t know if he’s alive or useless.
In one other improvement, Counsel to one of many victims, Barr. Festus Obijeko Uvie informed the panel that one Corporal Ogundele brutalised his shopper, Sunday Akpan who he mentioned misplaced the usage of each ears.
The lawyer mentioned his shopper, Akpan, was assaulted for over 30 minutes resulting in his lack of listening to in addition to speech issue, which resulted from his ordeal on the station following a home dispute together with his spouse, which was reported on the station.
He mentioned, “Sunday Akpan was brutalised on 28th of December 2019 at Ekiadolor Divisional Police Station and his life has by no means been the identical once more. He has not been in a position to go to the farm since, as he’s a farmer.
“He had a home dispute together with his spouse, which was introduced for settlement on the station. We’ve got confidence within the panel to make sure we get justice”.