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.



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