Police Brutality: Panel Restates Need To Be Responsible To Community
Community was the central message at the Tuesday’s sitting of Oyo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry where a victim of #EndSARS protest Mr. Olusegun Isadele who had been paying revenue on his car to Lagos State government appealed to the Oyo Government for restitution of his car that was burnt by protesters.
Mr. Isadele approached the Panel of Inquiry to appeal to the state to buy another car for him.
During his appearance before the panel, Mr.Isadele said his vehicle was impounded by the police because he had an accident with a commercial motorcyclist
He explained that the car was at Alabebe Police Station till October 22, when some protesters besieged the station and burnt every vehicle found in the compound.
The Petitioner told the Panel that when he got to the station, there was nobody there to report to.
Mr. Isadele tendered the vehicle documents, including vehicle license, third party insurance, proof of ownership and road worthiness.
When asked how long he had been in Oyo State, the petitioner said he had been living in Oyo state since 1997.
Checking the vehicle papers, one of members of Panel, Professor Oluwole Akintayo, oberserved that the petitioner had not been paying, asked why Oyo state government should come to his aid.
Professor Akintayo appealed to people to ensure that their revenues were paid where they reside.
The panel therefore adjourned the case tillnext week Tuesday for further hearing.