72 Impounded Motorcycles Stolen During EndSARS Protest-Oyo VIO

No fewer than Seventy Two Motorcycles impounded by the Oyo State Vehicle Inspection Services Department of Ministry of Works were stolen during the EndSARS protest last year.

The revelation was made by the Director Vehicle Inspection Services in Oyo State, Engineer James Ajayi while appearing before the Oyo State Judicial panel of inquiry on the police brutality to prosecute a petition written by the service against unknown protesters.

Mr. Ajayi told the panel that 75 motorcycles vehicles were carted away at Monatan, forty six were carted away at Iseyin while one motorcycle and two tricycles were carted away at Idi Ayunre office of the services by EndSARS protesters.

He told the panel that all the stolen vehicle were siezed from their owners for their failure to tender their proof of ownership.

According to him, the vehicles were impounded and parked in their office for their owners to go and bring papers to prove the ownership but yet to do that till when they were carted away.

Mr. Ajayi the owners of the stolen vehicles had been coming to their offices to request for the properties.

When he was asked about their lawyer, he told the panel that he would consult the ministry of justice to get lawyers to prosecute the petition before the panel. 

Responding to the explanations, the Chairman of the Panel, Retired Justice Badejoko Adeniji said the owners of the stolen vehicles should be contacted and appear before panel with the original documents of their vehicles 

The panel therefore adjourned the case till February 23 for the petitioner to get a lawyer.

In the same vein, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Oyo State Command wants the state government to restore their items vandalized and stolen during #ENDSARS protest.

In a letter written to the state Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the Corps two Bajaj Motorcycles two hand cuffs and leg cuffs were stolen at Iseyin office, while their office, Patrol van, and three cars belonging to officers in the town. 

Standing as witness Commander of the Corps at Iseyin, Chief Superintendent of the Corps, Ademola Olasedidun, appealed to the state government to repair the items. 

When asked if the property were insured Olasedidun said he had no knowledge of the insurance.

Sunday Ogunyemi 

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