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Police Brutality/Extra-Judicial Killings: Delta Judicial Panel Of Inquiry Continues To Hear Cases In Warri

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By Onoriode Etatsemi
The day two of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on police brutality and extra judicial killings sitting in Warri on Tuesday continued proceedings by attending to thirteen cases.

Our correspondent gathered that the Chairman of the panel, Retired Justice Celestina Ogisi in one of the cases involving Mr Solomon Bassey versus IPO Osaro Osazemwiede, IPO Felix Ezezobor both of B Division Warri ordered the accused police officers to appear before the panel on Thursday November 26 2020 for cross examination.

The judicial panel of inquiry on police brutality and extra judicial killings started on Tuesday by entertaining thirteen cases.

Out of the thirteen cases, two cases were struck out because they do not fall into the terms of the panel reference while five cases were adjourned to Thursday, November 26 2020.

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In the day proceedings, the chairman of the panel, Retired Justice Celestina Ogisi asked the police counsel to provide one CSP Akpa Eyoh, the said police officer to appear before the panel for cross examination.

One petitioner, Mr Solomon Bassey who was wheeled into the panel for the second day by his wife, after presenting his case before the panel, the panelists then asked the police counsel to provide the accused police officers to appear before the panel on Thursday.

Another petitioner Chief S. O Oboro who presented his case on the brutal murder of his nephew on August 3, 2020 in Ozoro by one Inspector Isaac Agbolahor expressed satisfaction with the proceedings of the panel.

The Secretary to the panel, Mamuzo Erebe Esq. who spoke to newsmen after the panel sitting, cleared the air on a report making the round that the panel denied petitioners the right to fair hearing.

The judicial panel of inquiry on police brutality and extra judicial killings was set up by the Delta State Government to look into complaints of police brutality and other related extra judicial killings within the state.

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