Osun Judicial Panel summons 4 police officers over alleged extortion, failure to release corpse
By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
Osun Judicial Panel sitting in Osogbo has summoned four Police officers namely: Inspector Muyiwa, Supretendent Omoyale, Joshua Atunise and John Omoronike (CP) to appear before it.
Chairman of the Panel, retired Justice Akin Oladimeji issued the summon on Thursday during the panel’s sitting in Osogbo.
He stated that before the panel will give an order, it must be understood that the panel has the power to invite anybody to appear before it
“The law provides for such power and anyone who is either indicted in a petition or in an evidence led by witnesses, the panel will be interested in hearing the side of such person,” he said.
He explained that there are some of these cases where the image of the Police in particular has been badly damaged and its important for the officers to appear, so that the image of the Police will not be completely damaged.
”That’s why I make such an order. They must come, if they do not come, then we will make futher orders, so let’s wait for the time they will refuse to come”.
Inspector Muyiwa and Supretendent Omoyale were summoned for extortion and violation of human right against a Petitioner, Olobedu Community Head, Ota Efun, Osogbo, Chief Adanku Oyinlola.
Also, Joshua Atunise and John Omoronike were summoned for refusing to obey court order to implement the payment of N30million and releasing the corpse of Babatunde Daniel, a final year Mechanical Engineering Students of Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke, that was killed by the then Area Commander of Ilesa, Osun State, Mr Joshua Atunise after tagging him an armed robber.
Both cases were adjourned till February 18, 2021.