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Your Petition Is Not Within Our Jurisdiction; Oyo Panel On Police Brutality Tells Petitioner

Oyo State Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality has struck out  a petition written by one Ayodele Oluwatoyin to retrieve his car auctioned by the Federal Road Safety Commission.

The Panel’s decision followed an oral application by legal Counsel to Federal Road Safety Commission Mr. Oluwatodimu Bamisaye Challenging the  jurisdiction of the panel on the petition.

 Mr. Bamisaye told the Panel that the subjects of the petition bothered on the administrative action of FRSC

Mr. Bamisaye explained that though the petitioner coined his case as infringement on his rights, the petition was challenging the authority of FRSC to auction the car.

He said the Panel lacked powers to probe constitutional responsibilities of  FRSC being a federal government agency.

Responding to the application, Counsel to the Petitioner, Mr. J.B Olaoye described the application as a ploy to mislead the panel urging the panel to dismiss the application on the ground that it was not properly filed.

A member of the panel who read the panel’s ruling on the application, Professor Oluwole Akintayo said though the mandate of the panel was not limited to cases of police brutality, it was important for the panel  not to over rate itself by  assuming jurisdiction matter outside the area of its competence.

The Panel said the matter presented by the petitioner did not fall within the term of reference of the Panel and struck out the petition.

The panel therefore advised the petitioner to explore other means to seek redress.

Radio Nigeria  reported that the petitioner approached the panel to retrieve his car Federal Road Safety Corps impounded and later auctioned months later.

Sunday Ogunyemi

Oyo State Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality has struck out  a petition written by one Ayodele Oluwatoyin to retrieve his car auctioned by the Federal Road Safety Commission.

The Panel’s decision followed an oral application by legal Counsel to Federal Road Safety Commission Mr. Oluwatodimu Bamisaye Challenging the  jurisdiction of the panel on the petition.

 Mr. Bamisaye told the Panel that the subjects of the petition bothered on the administrative action of FRSC

Mr. Bamisaye explained that though the petitioner coined his case as infringement on his rights, the petition was challenging the authority of FRSC to auction the car.

He said the Panel lacked powers to probe constitutional responsibilities of  FRSC being a federal government agency.

Responding to the application, Counsel to the Petitioner, Mr. J.B Olaoye described the application as a ploy to mislead the panel urging the panel to dismiss the application on the ground that it was not properly filed.

A member of the panel who read the panel’s ruling on the application, Professor Oluwole Akintayo said though the mandate of the panel was not limited to cases of police brutality, it was important for the panel  not to over rate itself by  assuming jurisdiction matter outside the area of its competence.

The Panel said the matter presented by the petitioner did not fall within the term of reference of the Panel and struck out the petition.

The panel therefore advised the petitioner to explore other means to seek redress.

Radio Nigeria  reported that the petitioner approached the panel to retrieve his car Federal Road Safety Corps impounded and later auctioned months later.

Sunday Ogunyemi

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