In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 23rd, October, 2020

Lagos State Prosecutes 31 Policemen For Human Rights Violation

Lagos State Prosecutes 31 Policemen For Human Rights Violation

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Lagos State Prosecutes 31 Policemen For Human Rights Violation

The names of 31 policemen who’re at the moment present process trial for human rights violations corresponding to manslaughter, tried homicide grievous bodily hurt amongst others have been launched by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.

The listed policemen had been charged individually or in a gaggle earlier than the Lagos State Excessive Courtroom between 2012 and 2020. Some have been arraigned, whereas some are awaiting arraignment.

On the listing are Inspector Surulere Irede, Sgt. Sunday Ogunyemi and Corporal Hezekiah Babatunde, who’re collectively standing trial for alleged manslaughter earlier than Justice Ogunsanya; in addition to Sgt. Segun Okun and Capt. Adekunle Oluwarotimi, who’re collectively standing trial for manslaughter and tried homicide earlier than Justice Nicole Clay.

Others charged individually are Ogunyemi Olalekan (homicide), Sgt. Gbawuan Isaac (grievous bodily hurt), Aminu Joseph (homicide), Sgt. Alechenu Benedict (armed theft),Sgt Adebayo Abdullahi (involuntary manslaughter), Inspector Mohammed and two others (armed theft), Matthew Chansi (homicide), Adamu Dare (homicide), Sgt. Mark Argo and 5 others (conspiracy and armed theft), and Corporal Pepple Boma (manslaughter).

Additionally on the listing are Insp. Emmanuel Akpodana (tried homicide), Emmanuel Uyankweke (involuntary manslaughter), Akanbi Lukmon (involuntary manslaughter), Edokhe Omokhije (homicide), Afolabi Saka (homicide), Monday Gabriel (homicide), Yahya Adesina (involuntary manslaughter) and Aremu Musiliu (homicide).

The Lagos State Legal professional Basic, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), who launched the listing, stated, “The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has been dedicated over time to the prosecution of the listed and associated circumstances of police abuses. I name on members of the general public to maintain monitor of our ongoing diligent prosecution of those issues within the general public curiosity.”

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