A petitioner, Chief Jelili Adegoke Raheem, has appealed to the Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings to prevail on the police to compensate him with a sum of N10 million for being beaten to stupor by an “overzealous” police officer.
He made the appeal on Friday during the panel sitting in Oshogbo.
The petitioner narrated how he was beaten mercilessly by one Ezekiel Dayo, a police officer serving in the State on 2nd of October, 2020.
He explained that the incident occurred around 10:00pm when he was exiting a motor-park at Oke-Baale, Osogbo, when the alleged officer furiously walked up to him and started slapping him and beating him for not just cause, an ugly development that led him to the hospital.
Raheem further explained that he lost a sum of N100, 000 kept in his vehicle to the incident.
He said: “When I reported the matter at Oke-Baale Police Division and discovered that the erring officer refused to comply with the instructions given to him by the DPO to apologise formally to me, I took the matter to the Commissioner of Police through a letter from my Counsel. But when nothing was done, the matter was taken to Zone 11.
“Unfortunately when I was at Zone 11, the members of the panel assigned to address the matter were requesting for N100,000, a move that I turned down immediately.
“I am demanding for N10 million compensation to cushion the effect of all I have lost due to the incident and at the same time, I want the erring police officer to face the wrath of the law so as to serve as a deterrent to others.”