Finish SARS: How Police killed my brother in cell, detained his corpse – Man tells Ogun panel
One Mr. Boyo Adesina has accused the police of allegedly torturing his brother, Olaoluwa Bolarinwa, to dying in detention.
The accused cops had been these hooked up to the Inspector Normal of Police Tactical Squad, in Itele, Ado-Odo/Ota Native Authorities space of Ogun State.
Adesina appeared on Thursday earlier than the Ogun Judicial Panel of Investigation arrange by Governor Dapo Abiodun as demanded by the Finish SARS protesters.
The Lagos resident instructed the panel that his brother was arrested on March 29, 2020 in Ibadan by some males of the IGP tactical squad.
In line with him, Olaoluwa was initially detained for an evening at Mokola Police Station in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Thereafter, he defined that his brother was taken away to an unknown vacation spot, which he mentioned put their household in bother as they moved from one police station to a different to know his whereabouts.
“I used to be instructed he was moved from Mokola to Ayobo in Lagos State. Attending to Ayobo police station, they checked the incident register however couldn’t discover him. I went again to Mokola and I used to be instructed that it was written within the incident register that he had been transferred to Obada in Abeokuta, Ogun State. He was transferred by a policeman nicknamed ‘Ijoba System’,” Adesina said.
The distraught man mentioned he additionally visited the police station at Obada, however couldn’t discover his late brother.
It was learnt that Adesina received the mentioned Ijoba System’s cellphone quantity from one Oreoluwa Abiona, who was additionally arrested the identical day Olaolauwa was arrested.
In line with the petitioner, the police officer, who he described because the IPO of the case, instructed him on cellphone that Olaolauwa didn’t commit any crime.
He narrated that the officer mentioned the tactical squad was solely utilizing the deceased to trace a suspect referred to as Bosun, with a promise that he could be launched quickly.
The person recalled how he travelled from Lagos to Ogun on a number of events to see his brother, however with out success.
“We went to Ayobo once more and an officer instructed us to go to Itele. I narrated my story to somebody we met there. They introduced out their incident register and the police officer instructed us that there was no document of Olaoluwa.
“Later, we had been instructed that he had been moved to Abuja, that we must always go residence; that was within the first week of April 2020. They mentioned they are going to name us after the COVID-19 lockdown to return over to Abuja.
“Once I didn’t hear from them, I went to Itele once more and I noticed the top of the tactical squad, one Toyin Omosebi, who mentioned she had been sick and didn’t know a lot in regards to the case,” the panel was instructed.
The bereaved brother mentioned he referred to as the police officer referred to as Ijoba System on the cellphone once more and narrated his ordeals to him.
This time, he mentioned the policeman requested him to return to Itele the next day.
“I referred to as Ijoba System over the cellphone once more; I prayed and begged him to inform me the place my brother was. He instructed me to return to Itele the next day.
“Once I went there, the officers spoke to Ijoba System on the cellphone. They introduced out the incident register and I noticed Olaoluwa’s title.
“Thereafter, I met Toyin Owosebi. She requested me if Olaoluwa had been sick earlier than, I mentioned no. She mentioned my brother was an armed robber, I mentioned it was not attainable. Then, she instructed me my brother died three days after he was arrested.
“I mentioned it wasn’t true as a result of Olaolauwa spoke along with his spouse three weeks after his arrest. Later, I requested for the physique of Olaoluwa, however the lady police officer mentioned he was an armed robber, so they may not launch the corpse to the household.
“I do know they tortured my brother to dying contained in the cell. That is unfair. My brother left behind a spouse and three kids. He’s additionally survived by an aged mom. Who will cater to them?” the petitioner lamented.
He appealed to the panel to make sure the discharge of his brother’s corpse, whereas additionally asking that the policemen concerned within the case be prosecuted.
“Above all, I need compensation for the survivors of my brother. His spouse, children and mom are actually residing in poverty. He was their breadwinner. We want justice. This matter should not be swept below the carpet,”.