A petitioner at the ongoing Judicial Panel of Investigation in Ogun State, Mrs Funmi Akinade says her late son, Seyi Akinade committed suicide after losing over seven million naira to forex trading due to his alleged illegal arrest and detention by police officers at Obada-Oko Police Station, Abeokuta.

Mrs Akinade made the allegation at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta venue of the panel sitting while defending her petition.

The petitioner explained that her late son, became depressed and resorted to committing suicide by drinking a poisonous liquid substance confirmed by a medical doctor to be “Sniper” following the raid on his hostel and the subsequent detention.

Also speaking, a friend of the deceased, Mr Damilare Adejoro who was among those arrested, said one Inspector Babajide Adebusuyi and three other officers raided and arrested the seventeen students staying at the hostel and detained them throughout the night.

The witness said while in the police custody, his late friend severally told the officers that he had opened trading business online that would run into loss if not attended to which was ignored.

The landlord of hostel, Mr Olaleye Adejare while testifying confirmed that the police officers collected one hundred and twenty thousand naira before releasing the students.

One of the respondents, Mr Babajide Adebusuyi said the students were arrested on the information that Indian hemp was being taken in the hostel.

Wale Oluokun


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