By Femi Osopitan
A legal practitioner, Barrister Kayode Akinsola, has expressed faith in the integrity of Ogun Judicial Panel of Investigation set up to receive and investigate complaints of victims on police brutality, human rights violations and extra judicial killings.
Barrister Akinsola who was also the Lead Counsel for the petitioner concerning the gruesome murder of Mr. Abiola Adeyanju said, “I feel very confident about the integrity of the Judicial Panel of Investigation sitting in Ogun State and I believe that by the time their recommendations would be out, it would be something worthwhile”.
The lawyer who made this known at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta, while speaking with newsmen after the Panel’s sitting said, “what I have seen today really reposed confidence in me that the Panel would ensure justice”.
Akinsola disclosed that the deceased was shot by a drunk police officer, Sgt. Tunji Ademuyegun at a party in Alagada area of Oba, on the 19th December, 2019 after which he ran away and till today had not been found. The petitioners, Messrs. Sadiq Jabar and Ahmed Omokayode who wrote on behalf of the family, called on the panel for justice, demanding prosecution of the officer, pleading for adequate compensation for the family, because the deceased had an aged mother and a five-year-old daughter.
Other legal practitioners who expressed same reactions include Barrister Akinyemi Adetunji and Barrister Kayode Akinyemi, after appearing for their respective clients at the Panel’s sitting.