Judiciary

Missing Car: Oyo Judicial Panel Summons DPO, Two Others

Oyo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality has summoned a one-time Divisional Police Officer of Bodija Police Station, Mr.  Morufu Odunayo, a police officer at the state Criminal Investigative Department CID Iyaganku, Tunde Ajibade known as Otanna and a guard at Le-Chateau Event Center, Bodija to appear before the panel over missing a missing car at the event Center. 

The owner of the car, Kunle Ajayi, had approached the Judicial Panel to complain about the poor treatment he received from the police. 

He said his car was parked at the event centre but after his business at the Center, the car went missing.

He told the Panel that a guard at the center directed him to park where he parked his car, expressing surprise that the car got missing. 

Ajayi said he approached the Police station at Bodija but nobody attended to him. 

The petitioner said he went to state CID, where he met an officer Tunde Ajibade known as Otanna, who collected fifteen thousand naira from from him before allowed him to write a petition.

He said when went back to follow up the petition, the officer threatened that he should not come back. 

When the Panel asked him for his prayer,  Ajayi requested the panel to order full investigation into the missing car, and to retrieve the fifteen thousand naira Otanna collected from him. 

Members of the Panel blamed the Police for their failure to make attempt to find the car. 

The Chairman of the panel, Emeritus Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Badejoko Adeniji told Counsel to Police Mr.  Mathew Ojeah to produce the two Police officers and also instructed the Panel’s Secretary to write the Management of the event center to appear before the panel with the guard that directed the petitioner to park. 

The petition was adjourned till April 14, 2020.

Sunday Ogunyemi

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