Ogun State government has scheduled the dates for the trial of four (4) police officers in the state for abusing human rights.
This development in line with the outcome of the National Economic Council (NEC) emergency meeting, directing State Government to set up a Judicial panel to accept and treat all petitions levelled against police officers who have abused several rights of Nigerians.
The announcement was contained in a press release signed by the Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice of Ogun State on the 22nd of October, 2020.
Among the officers awaiting hearing by the High Court are:
- Inspector Wasiu Lawal – Murder trial, scheduled for November 10th, 2020 at the Ipokia Division of the High Court of Ogun State.
- Okoi Obi – Manslaughter trial, scheduled for December 2nd, 2020 at the Ijebu-Ode Division of the High Court of Ogun State.
- Inspector Niyi Ogunsoro – Murder trial at Abeokuta Division of the High Court of Ogun State. Date to be communicated later.
- Inspector Ahmad Mohammed – Murder Charge to be filed at Ilaro Division of the High Court of Ogun State. Hearing date to be communicated after filing.
Members of the public have been directed to submit their petition or any information on abuse of human rights by security personnels in the state.
This is a quick development by the Abiodun-led administration in Ogun State. It is aimed at assuring Nigerians that the government has begun the implementation of their demands as enlisted in the #5of5 demands during the nationwide #EndSARS protest.