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Lagos Releases Details Of Police Officers Standing Trial For Human Rights Violations

The Lagos Ministry of Justice has released the details of police officers who are standing trial or awaiting trial for various offences related to human rights violation.

According to the ministry, at least 20 cases and 31 officers are being prosecuted before different judges.

Insp. Surulere Irede, Sgt. Sunday Ogunyemi, and Corp. Hezekiah Babatunde are being prosecuted for Manslaughter before Justice Ogunsanya. Their case has been adjourned to November 13, 2020.

Also being prosecuted are Ogunyemi Olalekan (Murder), Sgt. Gbanwuan Isaac (Grievous Bodily Harm), Aminu Joseph (Murder), Sgt. Alechenu Benedict (Armed Robbery), Sgt. Adebayo Abdullah (Involuntary Manslaughter), Insp. A Mohammed and 2 ORS (Armed Robbery), and Matthew Ohansi (Murder). Sgt. Segun Okun and Capt. Adekunle Oluwarotimi are being prosecuted for Manslaughter and Attempted Murder before Justice Nicole Clay.

Adamu Dare is standing trial for Murder while Sgt. Mark Argo and 5 ORS are also standing trial for Conspiracy and Armed Robbery before Justice Nicole Clay.

Others are Corp. Pepple Boma (Manslaughter), Insp. Emmanuel Akpobana (Attempted Murder), Emmanuel Uyankweke (Involuntary Manslaughter), Akanbi Lukmon (Involuntary Manslaughter), Edokhe Omokhide (Murder), Afolabi Saka (Murder), Monday Gabriel (Murder), Yahya Adeshina (Involuntary Manslaughter), and Aremu Museliu (Murder).

Lagos State Attorney-General, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), called on members of the public to keep track of the prosecution of the cases

“The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has been committed over time to the prosecution of the listed and related cases of police abuses. I call on members of the public to keep track of our ongoing diligent prosecution of these matters in the overall public interest,” he said.

The release comes amid nationwide unrest over police brutality and extra-judicial killings.

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