By Timothy Alao, Osogbo
A petitioner, Babatunde Daroiyo has told the Osun State Panel on Police Brutality and other Offences how he narrowly escaped death from the hands of the police who opened fire on him while he was going to work in 2004, reports The Gazelle News.com.
Narrating his ordeal at the hands of the police, another petitioner, Babatunde Daroiyo, said he was brutalised by the police on his way to work in 2004.
Daroiyo, while being led in evidence by his counsel, said he would have died at the hands of the police that opened fire on him if not for God.
He said he sustained several gunshot injuries on different parts of his body.
According to him, the matter was taken to Federal High Court, Osogbo, in 2011 where N10 million was awarded to him as compensation to chusion the traumatic experience suffered to the incident.
He further explained that the judgement obtained against the police at the Federal High Court was not executed, an anomaly that compelled him to file a petition to this panel with the hope to get his judgment implemented and compensation paid.
In the same vein, another petitioner, Mrs. Khadijat Adebisi, who was shot by the police on 24 October, 2020 at Lameco Junction, along Osogbo-Ilobu road, appealed to the panel to prevail on the Federal Government and the Nigeria Police Force for the compensation of N5million.
Mrs. Adebisi whose leg had been brutalised due to gunshot injury sustained on her thigh, said the incident had restricted her from living a normal life as she had spent a lot of money on surgical operation and medical treatment.
The panel however struck out a petition filed by one Mrs. Nafiu Temilola Ikeade against Osun State Commissioner of Police for lack of diligent prosecution as the petitioner failed to appear before the panel on three consecutive adjourned dates.