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Be Factual- Oyo Judicial Panel Tells Police Witness

A Police witness, Inspector Adeyera Ayodele has been urged to be factual while testifying before the Oyo State Judicial Panel on Police Brutality.
Panel chairman, Retired Justice Badejoko Adeniji gave the charge during hearing on petition OYJPPB/065 against Waheed Olarenwaju who defiled a 13 year old Ifeoluwa Akintunde.
During cross examination, the victim’s counsel, Mr Akeem Adekola had sought to confirm from Inspector Adeyera if it was true that it was victim that shouted ‘thief, thief’ when the suspect was trying to escape on the fateful day the Ode Oolo boys beat him to death, as contained by Mrs Funmilayo Ojo, the victim’s mother.
In response, police inspector affirmed the content of the victim’s mother statement.
The panel queried the way the victim and the suspect boarded the same bike as contained in the statement of the victim’s mother presented to the panel by Police.
The late Waheed Olarenwaju was alleged to have defiled a 13 year old girl Akintunde Ifeoluwa at Galaxy Oke Are Ibadan around 6.30 in the evening on January 10, 2021.
His corpse was allegedly taken to a private mortuary before it was later referred to Adeoyo hospital.
The Panel therefore ordered the counsel to the Police, Mr Matthew Ojeh to produce the two police men who recorded the statement on the 10th of June 2021 around 9:30pm, and that Funmilayo Ojo the mother of the girl that was defiled should appear before the panel.
The panel then adjourned the petition till 22 June 2021 for further hearing.

Funmilola Obagbayegun

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