The charge of assault brought before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry against police brutality, human rights violation and related extra-judicial killing against Superintendent Ezekiel Dayo of the Nigeria Police, Osun command has been dropped.
The charge of assault was initially brought against the police officer by Chief Jelili Adegoke Raheem.
This followed an amicable settlement between the petitioner and the respondent prior to the next adjourned date of the case.
GCFRNG recalls that the petitioner, Chief Jelili Adegoke Raheem, had reported that he was beaten to pulp by one Superintendent Ezekiel Dayo, a police officer serving in the State, on the 2nd of October, 2020, around 10:00pm when he was exiting a motor-park at Oke-Baale, Osogbo.
The petitioner reported that the incident landed him in the hospital, and that he lost the sum of N100, 000 kept in his vehicle during the incident.
But on Friday, the petitioner said that the concerned officer had apologised to him for the unfair treatment and pleaded for an amicable settlement.
“The concerned officer has approached me to apologise for what he did to me. And I have decided to allow peace to reign. I am satisfied with his plea, with the understanding that he conducts his service to the country with utmost fairness and responsibility to the citizens,” Jelili stated.
GCFRNG reports that based on the new development, the panel terminated the petition.
Osun judicial panel: Petitioner drops assault charge against officer
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