The Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Extra Judicial killings in Warri, Delta State
The Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Extra Judicial killings in Warri, Delta State, on Tuesday received petitions from one Mrs Hope Omonuwa against CSP Emmanuel Yakubu and CSP Anniette Eyoh of Enerhen and “B“ Division Police Stations, respectively.
Mrs Hope Omonuwa, who is the mother of the deceased Samson Omonuwa, is accusing the Police Officers of negligence leading to the death of her first son.
Mrs Omonuwa during cross examination, accused the Police Officers of not giving her late son proper medical attention, due to injuries he sustained during a cult-related clash.
CSP Anniette Eyoh, during cross examination, told the panelists he is currently attached to Nassarawa State Police Command as Operation Commander, Anti-Kidnapping Squad saying that as at the time of the incident, he was the Divisional Police Officer of “B“ Division Warri.
CSP Anniette Eyoh further told the panelist that he made a request to the Divisional Police Officer of Enerhen Police Station, for the transfer of the deceased to “B“ Division Warri, because the deceased’s name was mentioned in a robbery incident that took place on the 8th of May, 2018.
In her swift reaction, Chairman of the Panel, Retied Justice Celestina Ogisi, asked CSP Eyoh, that when the deceased was transferred to “B Division Warri and he saw the injuries on his body, why did he not take him to Central Hospital, Warri for medical attention.
Responding, CSP Eyoh said he took the deceased to a Police Hospital for treatment and was unable to bring the medical report before the Panel.
Another Petitioner, Esegha Promise, versus DCO One of the Ebrumede Police Station, SARS/Anti-Kidnapping, Asaba, was struck off, due to absence of the petitioner.
The Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Extra-Judicial Killings, on Tuesday, concluded 4 cases, struck out 4 cases and adjourned two cases to the 1st of February, 2021.