Emmanuel Ajomafuwe, a 33-year-old man, has told his story of police brutality and how his wife was murdered.
According to The PUNCH, the man on Saturday pleaded with the Lagos State Judicial Investigation Panel investigating allegations of human rights abuses against the disbanded Special Anti-Theft Squad of the police, to help him and his girlfriend who were shot dead. by a policeman to obtain justice.
Ajomafuwe told the panel led by retired judge Doris Okuwobi that he was driving with his girlfriend of 20 years, Ada Ifeanyi, around 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, in the Apapa area of Lagos when he was approached by a team of policemen. .
He said that the policemen claimed they had detained him but that he refused to stop, to which he replied that he did not know he was detained because it was raining.
“Due to the argument between the police and me, while I was still in the car, Inspector Dania Ojo shot me in the head. Inspector Dania Ojo also shot my girlfriend in the leg and stomach.
“I was fortunate to survive the life-threatening injury, but my girlfriend died,” Ajomafuwe said.
The petitioner said that although he was grateful to be alive, he had continued to suffer psychological trauma from the incident. He said that he could no longer sleep at night without taking sleeping pills.
“I had a brain scan at Reddington Hospital, where I was admitted. I had a checkup in Dubai due to sleep problems.
“My sanity has not been the same after the incident. Every time I remember the incident, I feel bad, ”Ajomafuwe said.
He said that while six members of the police team involved in the incident were arrested at the time, Inspector Dania Ojo, who pulled the trigger on him and his girlfriend, escaped and the police did not give him any updates on him.
“None of the policemen were punished. I want the judicial panel to remind the Nigerian police to arrest and prosecute Inspector Dania Ojo and to keep her promise to pay my medical expenses, ”Ajomafuwe said.
The police attorney, Joseph Ebosereme, requested a postponement to question the petitioner.
The panel postponed the case until December 11.