A suspect within the bloody April 5, 2018 Offa financial institution theft, in Kwara State, Salahudeen Azeez, on Friday gave a gory account of ways six suspects have been allegedly killed in his presence by means of policemen in Abuja.
DAILY POST stories that ratings of suspects allegedly concerned within the theft have been rounded up by means of the IG’s fast reaction crew, led by means of Abba Kyari and moved to Abuja, however have been introduced again to Kwara State for trial.
On the other hand, best 5 of the suspects are recently going through trial in a Kwara State top court docket sitting in Ilorin and presided over by means of Justice Haleemat Salman.
Narrating his ordeal within the arms of policemen in Abuja, Azeez instructed the court docket that the six suspects have been killed in his presence to compel him to confess his alleged involvement within the bloody financial institution theft at Offa the place over 30 other people together with policemen have been reportedly killed.
Defence suggest to the accused, Mathias Eberebe, alternatively, prayed the court docket to reserve the exhumation of the most important suspect within the theft, Michael Adikwu who allegedly died in police custody in Abuja.
He argued that “this used to be important to decide whether or not the reason for Adikwu’s loss of life used to be herbal or differently”.
Eberebe mentioned “makes an attempt by means of the prosecution to provoke it at the court docket that there are best 5 suspects within the case quantities to suppression of information.”
He recalled that once the case first got here up in October 2018, ‘six suspects have been indexed at the rate sheet, together with Michael Adikwu who the police later claimed died of their custody.”
In line with Azeez’s account, “one Inspector Vincent killed Michael Adikwu in my presence,” and “they compelled me to thumbprint a commentary already ready by means of the police in opposition to my consent.”
Azeez, the fourth defendant within the case, alleged that he used to be critically tortured, including that additionally they shot Akinnibosun Adeola and Ogunleye on their legs in my presence.”
“They threatened to kill me however I begged that I didn’t do the rest incorrect. They mentioned I and Ogunleye robbed Offa and I denied however they insisted,” he added.
Abdulwahab Egbewole, SAN, the prosecution suggest, mentioned that the contradictions at the dates when the suspects claimed they have been interrogated and the police information confirmed that they have been best cooking up tales about their alleged torture.due to this fact, instructed the court docket to confess the confessional statements by means of the suspects.
All of the 5 suspects, Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibikunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salahudeen Azeez, and Niyi Ogundiran have been found in court docket.
In a brief ruling, Justice Salman adjourned the case until July 22, 2020, for the continuation of trial.
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