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OSUN PANEL ORDERS IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF CONFISCATED CORPSE, IN OSHOGBO HOSPITAL SINCE 2017

Osun state judicial panel of inquiry on police brutality human right abuses and other related matters has ordered the management of general hospital,Oshogbo to unconditionally release the corps of one Akeem Olalekan Ibitoye whose body was confiscated since 2017
While moving an application before the panel for an amendment to order the management of general hospital Oshogbo to unconditionally release the corps of Late Akeem Olalekan Ibitoye who was killed by police bullet on the 25th of April 2017 at oke A Awesin Erin Osun,
Counsel to the petitioner Kehinde Adesiyan told the panel that,the application is supported by an affidavit of seven paragraphs and relied on all the affidavits sworn by the petitioner Teslim Ibitoye who is also the victim of police shooting.
The counsel therefore urged the panel to grant the application so that the body of the deceased at the morgue in Asubiaro general hospital,Oshogbo can be properly laid to rest and since the police prosecuting counsel Osei Frances did not oppose the application.
Having perused the application with the agreement of both petitioner’s counsel and police prosecuting counsel, the panel ordered the management of general hospital,Oshogbo to release the corps of late Akeem Olalekan Ibitoye to the family for immediate burial.
In the meantime Alhaja Monsurat Temilola Ibitoye,Step mother to the deceased and wife of the deceased Kafayat Ibitoye testified for petitioner while the petitioner Teslism Ibitoye testified how he was shot by police officers
Adding that,up til now, he still carrying live bullets in his spinal cord which according to him,the bullets have not been successful operated and removed in any Nigerian hospital.
Aside initial request,the petitioner demanded 50million naira compensation and adequate treatment abroad
In another petition,where the panel subpoenaed two officers Babatunde Toogun and Awoniyi Jimmy of Nigerian security and civil defense corps NSCDC to give testimony on allegation of chasing late Idris Ajibola to death in fatal motor accident by joint task force JTF in Oshogbo in 2020
Appearing at the panel, the two officers through their counsel Soji Oyetayo informed the panel that,the two officers were not involved in the said case as they were not in Oshogbo on the exact day of the alleged accident.
He therefore tendered a letter from the office of the governor to support his claim wherein some police officers,DSS NSCDC and NAF in the JTF vehicle were ordered to be investigated.
The panel thereafter ordered the NSCDC officers summoned should depose to an affidavit to that effect and attach the letter from the office of the governor.
Having exhausted all the slated petitions for the day, the panel adjourned

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