Thursday, January 21, 2021

Staff of Police Secondary school in Ondo state approach judicial panel on police brutality

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Some staff of police secondary school Ita-Ogbolu under the police force education unit have approached the Judicial panel on police brutality and other matters over what they described as ill treatment meted out to them by the police authorities with respect to their promotion.

Their counsel Adeyinka Fadumoye is appealing to the panel to look into the case which has previously been handled and judgement appropriately served by the industrial court, but for which action has not been taken.

Orange FM’s Flora iweanya reports that the panel also entertained six other cases and closed the petition of matmos International limited for recommendation to the state government.

The petitioner, Taofik Akintola is requesting the panel to look into his case and that of other petitioners against the Nigerian police force over alleged refusal to acknowledge a court order to promote them to their due ranks since 2007, adding that they have been threatened with dismissal or transfer.

Counsel to the petitioners, Alhaji Adeyinka Fadumoye said the petitioners as a matter of fact want the panel to look into the already delivered judgement by the industrial court and compel the police force to do the needful.

Chairman of the panel Justice Adesola Sidiq advised the counsel to ensure that relevant papers are duly filed and presented to the panel, after which he adjourned the case to 9th February for further hearing.

Also, Oladipo Matthew of Matmos international limited was led to the witness stand by his counsel, Adeolu Ajayi where he was cross examined by members of the panel and tendered evidences to back his claims.

The judicial panel members after looking through all evidences closed the petition for recommendations to the state government.

Three other petitions from engineer ife oyedele of Tesla project limited, Nigerian correctional service, ondo state command and ministry of natural resources were adjourned till the 27th of January for non representation.

The case of Oladimeji Olatunbosun versus the defunct SARS was also adjourned till the 27th of Jan over non appearance of the police.