LAGOS STATE JUDICIAL PANEL SUMMONS IGP MOHAMMED ADAMU OVER PETITION FROM 76-YEAR OLD MAN
The Lagos State Judicial Panel of enquiry for victims of SARS has summoned the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, over a petition involving a bed-ridden 76-year old petitioner, Prince Adewale Adewuyi, who appeared before the panel.
The Chairman of the panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi, also summoned the Commissioner of police in charge of Legal Department, Abuja, the AIG Co-Operative Police College, Ikeja, and the Surveyor-General of Lagos State.
Prince Adewuyi, who claimed the police brutalized and assaulted him, revealed the security operatives forcefully took over his 26 acres of land worth over N800M in Age-Mowo village, Badagry.
Debi Adeleke, the petitioner's lawyer, told the panel that the police frustrated the efforts of Adewuyi to retrieve his land despite the alternative dispute recommendations made by the Citizens Mediation Center (CMC) of the Lagos State High Court.
He urged the panel to summon the IGP and other security personnel to appear at its next sitting to explain why the police have failed to obey the agreement reached by the CMC of the Lagos State High Court.
Justice Okuwobi granted the request and ordered the IGP, AIG Co-operative, COP Legal Department, and Surveyor-General of Lagos State to appear before the panel in its next sitting.
She adjourned the next sitting to March 30 for a report of settlement.