Ogun panel warns police not to threaten petitioners

The Ogun Judicial Investigation Panel has sent warning signals to security officers to desist from harassing, intimidating or threatening any petitioner because some petitioners have been withdrawing their complaints on this basis.

The chairman of the Ogun Judicial Investigation Panel, Judge Solomon Olugbemi, has sent warning signals to security officers to desist from harassing, intimidating or threatening any petitioner because some petitioners have been withdrawing their complaints on this basis.

Olugbemi, who gave this warning during the Panel session in First Instance Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta added that any security personnel found to be intimidating a petitioner will be properly prosecuted saying that this act is a crime under the law.

In his contribution, a Panel member, retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, Peter Ogunyanwo, urged the government and other stakeholders in charge of police operations to include courses related to human rights abuses and violations, regular workshops, advocacy and development. courses in the strength training curriculum.

Ogunyanwo made the call after questioning Inspector Falolu Sadiku, who had allegedly abused Mr. Adeniyi Otusanya’s human rights, as well as Inspector Babajide Adebusuyi and his team, who raided and detained the late Seyi Akinade, the Forex trader and his friends illegally, leading to his death after losing more than 7 million naira in the foreign exchange market.

The retired DIG added that many of the police officers are in the trouble of abusing citizens’ rights because most of them never received training on as claimed by Inspector Falolu Sadiku who revealed that he never received training or took any course on human rights throughout his 28 years of enlistment in the force.

Ogunyanwo revealed that all the government is trying to do by establishing the Panel is not to hunt down the police officers, but to make the police and other security officers learn to protect the rights of the people and obtain justice for the abused.

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