LAGOS OPENS CASE AGAINST DPO AS SLAIN SAMUEL ABE IS BURIED
THE remains of Samuel Ademola Aderinto Abe, who was shot dead in Lagos during the protest against fuel subsidy removal were buried yesterday even as the Lagos State government instituted a legal proceedings against the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Area 'G' Police Division, Mr. Segun Fabunmi, who allegedly killed him.
The burial organised by the Ifako-Ijaiye Local Council Development Area witnessed the unveiling of a bust to immortalise 27-year old Abe.
The Lagos State Office of the Public Defender has filed a murder case against Fabunmi who is still in the custody of the police at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Inspector General of Police and the Attorney-General of the Federation over the killing.
In a motion filed on Tuesday by Mrs. Omotola Rotimi, the Director, Office of the Public Defender, Nurudeen Ogbara, Yinka Farounbi, M.A Ogunleye as well as the Ikeja and Lagos branches of the Nigerian Bar Association at the High Court of Lagos State in Ikeja Judicial Division, among other things, demanded for unreserved apologies from the police, which must be published in at least two national newspapers and electronic media. In addition, they are requesting for
N200 million from the police as compensation for the violation of fundamental human right to life of the deceased.
Chairman Ifako-Ijaye Local Council, Oloruntoba Oke, vowed that the case
'will not be allowed to be swept under the carpet,' as the deceased was buried at the Atan Cemetery, Yaba.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State government has filed an inquest before Chief Magistrate Teslim Elias at the Ikeja Magistrate's Court 4 on the death of Abe.