Reports reaching oyogist.com shoes that the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun has revealed the dates for the trial of police officers allegedly involved in human rights violations.
The Governor revealed this in a series of tweets yesterday. He also listed the names of four police officers involved in severe cases of manslaughter to murder, and urged citizens to monitor the cases closely.
Recall earlier, the governor had set up a judicial panel of investigation to monitor alleged cases of police brutality against citizens of the state.
“We invite the public to monitor the following criminal cases against defendant police officers in Ogun State: 1. The State v. Inspector Wasiu Lawal – murder trial coming up for hearing on 10 November 2020 at the Ipokia Division of the High Court of Ogun State,” it said.
“2. The State v. Okoi Obi – manslaughter trial coming up for hearing on 2 December 2020 at the Ijebu-Ode Division of the High Court of Ogun State; 3. The State v. Inspector Niyi Ogunsoro – murder trial at the Abeokuta Division of the High Court of Ogun State. Date of hearing to be communicated.
The next case is the “State v. Inspector Ahmed Mohammed – murder charge ready to be filed at the Ilaro Division of the High Court of Ogun State. Date of hearing to be communicated after filing.”
“As noted in the attached press release, we also invite members of the public to submit petitions or information on human rights abuses by security personnel to firstname.lastname@example.org”.
The state government further said that additional cases will be added as time goes on.