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EndSARS: 3 officers to face panel over ‘wrongful’ death

The Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights Violations and Alleged Extra-Judicial Killings by the Defunct Special Anti-Robbey Squad (SARS) in the Federal Capital Territory has compelled the Nigerian Police to produce 3 of its officers suspected of being involved in the death of one Godwin Ovoke from Delta State.

The 11-member panel, chaired by Justice Suleiman Galadima, also ordered the Police to present records detailing Ovoke’s death at the hospital and subsequently deposited in the mortuary.

According to the panel, it was critical for CSP Isah Hassan, Sgt. Musa, Sgt. Lucky Kehinde, and Sgt. Lucky Okuku, to appear before the panel to answer questions surrounding the victim’s death.

Onome Juliet Okoroze, counsel for the petitioner, informed the panel that CSP Hassan testified that the 3 other officers were in the police vehicle when Ovoke jumped off and sustained serious injuries, which resulted in his death in a Delta state hospital.

Following that, the panel asked the police legal team, led by James Idachaba, to guarantee that the affected officers appeared before the panel on November 24, the next adjourned date.