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IIP-SARS: Police Officers Killed Father Of 5 In Delta , Labelled Him Armed Robber

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From Alhassan Bala, Abuja

The Independent Investigative Panel on human rights violations by defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Thursday ordered the Police to produce the medical records and post mortem report of one Ovoko Godwin Onomrerhino who was allegedly killed by the Police in 2019.

The Investigative panel chaired by Justice Suleiman Galadima (rtd) directed the Investigative Police Officer (IPO), Kambari Tambari to ensure that the said medical records from the Hospital in Delta state (where Ovoko, now deceased was taken for medical treatment before his death) is brought before the panel.

The Police told the panel that Ovoko who was handcuffed jumped off a moving Police vehicle that was conveying him to Abraka Divisional Police Station.

The retired Supreme Court Judge also ordered the four (4) Police Officers who were in the same vehicle with Ovoko on July 3, 2020, the same day he allegedly jumped off the vehicle to be present on the adjourned date of January 28, 2021 for continuation of hearing.

The complainant Mr.Godwin Onomrerhino who is also the father of the deceased, told the panel that his occupation is farming. He testified that he received a telephone call from his son’s landlord informing him that Police Officers have arrested his son.

It was at this point, he stated that he visited Abraka Divisional Police station where he was arrested and detained for two days by the Police after calling him “father of armed robber”.

He informed the panel that he was eventually released from Police detention following a petition written by his family members to the AIG Zone 5, Benin Edo state.

The complainant who told the panel that his deceased son left behind five (5) children, recalled that it was when the Police released him from their custody that they told him for the first time that his son, Ovoko is dead and his corpse was deposited at Medisaj morgue Obiaruko in Delta state.

 

Asked on what he wants the panel to do for him in this circumstance, he said he is demanding N100m compensation from all the respondents including the CSP Hassan Isah (DPO Abraka Police Station), Mr. Odiri Emeni (Igun Vigilantee) in Ethiope East LGA Delta state, Commissioner of Police Delta state and Inspector General of Police.

He also prayed the panel to order that the respondents including CSP Hassan Isah and his men or anyone involved in the death of his son be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

The complainant ealier informed the panel that Ovoko (the deceased) was a pipeline welder and that he was never involved in any form of armed robbery (a crime he was accused of) along Abraka-Igun road as claimed by Abraka Divisional Police station.

On the other hand, CSP Hassan Isah informed the panel that the Igu Vigilantee group arrested Ovoko with the help of a Police team he (the DPO) directed to assist the Vigilantee in the said arrest.

According to him, he got a phone call from Mr. Odiri Emeni, leader of the Vigilantee informing him of an armed robbery incident in Igun community and that one of the suspect was identified by some of the victims of the said robbery case.

The DCP stated that his men succeded in arresting one of the suspects, Ode Godspower whom he noted was immediately identified by some of the robbery victims who according to him were already waiting at Abraka Divisional Police station when the Police team arrived with the suspect.

He also told the panel that in the course of investigation, the suspect, Godspower, made some confessional statements in which he mention four other suspects including Ovoko, whom the complainant alleged was extra-judicially executed by the Police.

It was through the hint provided by Godspower, the DCP noted that guided the Police to fish out Ovoko in a remote village where he was hiding.

He said that when he was arrested and brought to the Police station, he made confessional statements and disclosed that his gang has two (2) cartridges and three (3) cut-to-size short guns hidden inside the bush with which they used during robbery operations.

He said it was on account of this revelation that his men swung into action again and Ovoko led the Police team including IPO Tambari to the spot where the said ammunitions were buried and they were recovered.

Both the DPO and the IPO stated during their cross-examination that while Ovoko (the deceased) wasreturning back to the Police station having recovered the guns owned by the suspects, he jumped off the vehicle in handcuffs and ran away before he was rearrested by the Police.

According to the duo, Ovoko sustained injuries on his arms and legs which informed the decision of the DPO to give the sum of N5, 000 to the IPO who was accompanied by some other Officers to Abraka General Hospital for treatment before the suspect allegedly died.

The DPO told the panel that the General Hospital in Abraka does not have a functional mortuary, being the reason Ovoko’s corpse was deposited to a private morgue, as earlier stated.

In addition, the DPO informed the panel that Police invited one of their Doctors from Abuja who did autopsy on the body of the deceased and a copy of the autopsy report was admitted by the panel.

The case was adjourned to January 28, 2021 for further hearing.

 

was deposited to a private morgue, as earlier stated.

In addition, the DPO informed the panel that Police invited one of their Doctors from Abuja who did autopsy on the body of the deceased and a copy of the autopsy report was admitted by the panel.

The case was adjourned to January 28, 2021 for further hearing.

IIP-SARS: POLICE OFFICERS KILLED FATHER OF 5 IN DELTA, LABELLED HIM ARMED ROBBER

The Independent Investigative Panel on human rights violations by defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Thursday ordered the Police to produce the medical records and post mortem report of one Ovoko Godwin Onomrerhino who was allegedly killed by the Police in 2019.

The Investigative panel chaired by Justice Suleiman Galadima (rtd) directed the Investigative Police Officer (IPO), Kambari Tambari to ensure that the said medical records from the Hospital in Delta state (where Ovoko, now deceased was taken for medical treatment before his death) is brought before the panel.

The Police told the panel that Ovoko who was handcuffed jumped off a moving Police vehicle that was conveying him to Abraka Divisional Police Station.

The retired Supreme Court Judge also ordered the four (4) Police Officers who were in the same vehicle with Ovoko on July 3, 2020, the same day he allegedly jumped off the vehicle to be present on the adjourned date of January 28, 2021 for continuation of hearing.

The complainant Mr.Godwin Onomrerhino who is also the father of the deceased, told the panel that his occupation is farming. He testified that he received a telephone call from his son’s landlord informing him that Police Officers have arrested his son.

It was at this point, he stated that he visited Abraka Divisional Police station where he was arrested and detained for two days by the Police after calling him “father of armed robber”.

He informed the panel that he was eventually released from Police detention following a petition written by his family members to the AIG Zone 5, Benin Edo state.

The complainant who told the panel that his deceased son left behind five (5) children, recalled that it was when the Police released him from their custody that they told him for the first time that his son, Ovoko is dead and his corpse was deposited at Medisaj morgue Obiaruko in Delta state.

 

Asked on what he wants the panel to do for him in this circumstance, he said he is demanding N100m compensation from all the respondents including the CSP Hassan Isah (DPO Abraka Police Station), Mr. Odiri Emeni (Igun Vigilantee) in Ethiope East LGA Delta state, Commissioner of Police Delta state and Inspector General of Police.

He also prayed the panel to order that the respondents including CSP Hassan Isah and his men or anyone involved in the death of his son be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

The complainant ealier informed the panel that Ovoko (the deceased) was a pipeline welder and that he was never involved in any form of armed robbery (a crime he was accused of) along Abraka-Igun road as claimed by Abraka Divisional Police station.

On the other hand, CSP Hassan Isah informed the panel that the Igu Vigilantee group arrested Ovoko with the help of a Police team he (the DPO) directed to assist the Vigilantee in the said arrest.

According to him, he got a phone call from Mr. Odiri Emeni, leader of the Vigilantee informing him of an armed robbery incident in Igun community and that one of the suspect was identified by some of the victims of the said robbery case.

The DCP stated that his men succeded in arresting one of the suspects, Ode Godspower whom he noted was immediately identified by some of the robbery victims who according to him were already waiting at Abraka Divisional Police station when the Police team arrived with the suspect.

He also told the panel that in the course of investigation, the suspect, Godspower, made some confessional statements in which he mention four other suspects including Ovoko, whom the complainant alleged was extra-judicially executed by the Police.

It was through the hint provided by Godspower, the DCP noted that guided the Police to fish out Ovoko in a remote village where he was hiding.

He said that when he was arrested and brought to the Police station, he made confessional statements and disclosed that his gang has two (2) cartridges and three (3) cut-to-size short guns hidden inside the bush with which they used during robbery operations.

He said it was on account of this revelation that his men swung into action again and Ovoko led the Police team including IPO Tambari to the spot where the said ammunitions were buried and they were recovered.

Both the DPO and the IPO stated during their cross-examination that while Ovoko (the deceased) wasreturning back to the Police station having recovered the guns owned by the suspects, he jumped off the vehicle in handcuffs and ran away before he was rearrested by the Police.

According to the duo, Ovoko sustained injuries on his arms and legs which informed the decision of the DPO to give the sum of N5, 000 to the IPO who was accompanied by some other Officers to Abraka General Hospital for treatment before the suspect allegedly died.

The DPO told the panel that the General Hospital in Abraka does not have a functional mortuary, being the reason Ovoko’s corpse was deposited to a private morgue, as earlier stated.

In addition, the DPO informed the panel that Police invited one of their Doctors from Abuja who did autopsy on the body of the deceased and a copy of the autopsy report was admitted by the panel.

The case was adjourned to January 28, 2021 for further hearing.

 

 

 

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NUT Debunks Purported Court Judgement Recognising ASUSS

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The Nigeria Union Of Teachers in Kano has debunked a purported court Judgement circulating on Social media that the supreme court has affirmed Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools as umbrella Union of Secondary School Teachers .

The NUT Chairman in Kano Muhammad Abubakar Hambali stated this in an exclusive interview with the Nigerian Tracker.

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The NUT Chairman says ASUSS is not a registered Union and the Trade Union Congress has never recognise it.

According to Muhammad Hambali ,one chairman of ASUSS has been peddling Rumour on social media that the supreme court has recognised their union which is far from the truth.

Hambali said the case over the recognition of ASUSS as a valid Union is ongoing at the court of appeal and the only umbrella and union of teachers in Kano and Nigeria is the NUT.

According to the NUT Chairman, primary and secondary school teachers are under the NUT which caters for their welfare and well-being.

He said Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools was formed to oppose the NUT and the unregistered Union has been opposing NUT that is why they want opt out.

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Sheikh Umar Sani Fagge fires back at ‘illiterates’ Affirms Dr. Bashir’s Fatwa on Divorce In Films

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A reknown Islamic scholar, Sheikh Umar Sani Fagge has replied illiterates for bashing Dr Bashir Aliyu Umar over a recent Fatwa he issued that whoever Divorces a  wife in Films, has  divorced his real wife.

Sheikh Umar Sani Fagge made the statement in an audio clip obtained by the Nigerian Tracker.

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According to the cleric there are issues in the lives of a Muslim which no one should joke with among which is divorce.

He said Dr Bashir Aliyu Umar is a cleric the world has affirmed his scholarship and its immoral for adherents of Islam to be challenging and bashing him without any justification.

According to Sheikh Umar Sani Fagge the illiterates that have been bashing Dr Bashir Aliyu Umar, it is better for them to go back to school and seek for knowledge of their religion.

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Kano Has Over 7 Million Poor People-Ibrahim Ado Kurawa

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A Nigerian based Researcher Malam Ibrahim Ado Kurawa has said Kano has 7.22 Million poor people together with Jigawa.

Malam Ibrahim Ado Kurawa made the statement in his verified Facebook page

According to Kurawa said Kano the home of NEPU, the base that provided the NPC with resources to form national government in the first republic.

Kano is the home of the first textile industry in Nigeria. Now Kano has 7.22million poor people along with Jigawa with its 5.05million poor they contribute 15% of Nigeria’s poor people with less than 3% of the National Economy.

Kano is now number 9 in GDP from number 2 after. Its GDP is US$13.3 behind Lagos, Rivers, Delta, Oyo, Imo, Edo, Akwa Ibom and Ogun.

Yet the elite don’t care to even discuss the way out.

According to Malam Kurawa, the problem is that the elite in Kano have been compromised.

a) Most of the politicians are morally bankrupt and want to be in every government so they keep  cross carpeting from one party to the other.

b) The Ulama who are supposed to be the conscience of the society have been compromised since when the politicians appointed unqualified persons as Religious Advisors and the Ulama accepted which is very tragic.

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c) The traditional ruling class has been destroyed because of internal jealousies and hatred and they allowed someone who said Shehu Danfodio did Islamic coup so he too is free to do what he likes.
d) Civil society is weak.

Kurawa provided ways out of the problem:
1) some people must lead and take the bull by the horn. They must sacrifice. There’s no success without sacrifice.

2) It must never be business as usual. No ambitious politician should be supported there must be terms of engagement with specific steps and milestones. All the Govs from 1999 to date were perhaps “saints” before they entered the Govt House. So the system of leadership recruitment must change.
3) Mobilization must be from the grass root not elitist. From ground zero.
4) People must be sensitized according to clusters and cells.

 

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