The Edo State Judicial Investigation Panel has ordered the mother of a Nigerian actress to appear before it.
Actress Lilian Afegbai’s mother Ms. Carol Afegbai was summoned by the panel on the shooting of a Benin University student Ibrahim Momodu by the police on May 27, 2013 in Benin City.
According to Vanguard News, the family of the deceased is currently demanding compensation of N50 million, arrest and prosecution of all police officers who were on duty and present during the shooting for complicity in the murder, among others.
In a petition from the family’s attorney, Mr. Jefferson Uwoghiren dated October 27, 2020, it said that the deceased was allegedly killed by Corporal Amadin Idahosa, on the orders of Ms. Afegbai, who was the Divisional Police Officer ( DPO) at the Ogida Police Station.
Uwoghiren said that on the fateful day, Momodu was shot on the orders of the DPO without provocation, illegally for being an armed robber, and was subsequently buried in a shallow grave in a desperate attempt to cover up the writing in a public cemetery in Benin.