James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta
Two Hausa pepper sellers, Awwal Musa and Musa Adamu Abati,who have been allegedly shot by operatives of the disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) at Olomore Market in Abeokuta in February this 12 months, have demanded for N5m compensation every.
The duo made the demand whereas showing earlier than the Ogun State Judicial Panel of Investigation on police brutality sitting at Courtroom 1, Isabo, Abeokuta, the State capital.
Awwal Musa and Musa Adamu Abati who couldn’t converse, learn or write in English language have been inspired by the panel to current their case with the help of an interpreter.
The 2 pepper sellers had of their petition alleged that ASP Samuel Ayebo, Inspector Ojo Aderemi and Sergeant Abayomi Egbetokun assaulted them, with one of many cops firing pictures at them on 20th February, 2020 whereas doing their lawful companies.
Musa within the petition was quoted to have mentioned that he was shot twice by the SARS operatives with the primary bullet hitting his thigh and the second severing one in all his toes, whereas Adamu was hit on the facet of his head.
They requested authorities to pay every of them a sum of 5 million Naira, to offset the medical payments incurred because the incident occurred and in addition to get them again to enterprise.
The petition was thereafter adjourned to 26th January, 2021 for additional hearings, cross examinations in addition to to listen to from the respondents.