How policeman murdered my son - senator
A former Senator, Fidelis Okoro, yesterday told the Abuja division of the Federal High Court how an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mohammed Yusuf, allegedly murdered his son Chukwuemeka, 31, five years ago in Durumi area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
In his fundamental rights enforcement suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1165/2019, Okoro, who is pressing for N3billion compensation
Speaking further, He said apart from ASP Mohammed Yusuf, two other suspects who were members of his SARS team on the day of the incident were also invited by the FCT Police Command for Orderly Room Trial. The two suspects who were subjected to Orderly Room trial were as follows: F/No 342822 – SGT Agada Kenneth and F/No 366505 – CPL Agada Lawrence. He noted that after the Oderly Room Trial of both Agada Kenneth and Agada Lawrence, the police officer, who presided as the adjudicator ruled and recommended as follows: That the incident was a case of extra judicial killing and the two suspects were wrong to have killed John Okoro. That the two suspects be dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force with immediate effect for the extra judicial killing of John Okoro. That the two suspects should be charged and tried for murder. That the two suspects should be detained in police custody until they are charged to court for murder trial. The senator, however, noted that he was shocked when he received the news that the two suspects who were detained and waiting to be charged and arraigned for murder had escaped from police detention. As at the time of filing this report, the two suspects are still at large since 2015 till date. Okoro equally added that he had received an unconfirmed report that the two suspects who went through the Orderly Room Trial and their team lead, Mohammed Yusuf, are still with the police and receiving their salaries from 2015 till date. However, when the matter came up yesterday, none of the defendants were in court, neither were they represented by any counsel. Justice Inyang Ekwo adjourned hearing in the suit to January 14, 2020.