‘My mum’s corpse was dumped on mortuary floor’ – Tricycle Rider tells Judicial Panel


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A tricycle rider, Abayomi Adebayo, told the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters, that he saw his mum’s corpse on a Yaba mortuary floor, a day after she was killed in 2016.

Adebayo, 33, said Mrs Kudirat Adebayo, was dumped there after being hit by a stray bullet allegedly shot by officers from Olosan Police Station, Mushin.

The incident, he said, occurred at about 6pm at Ogunmokun/Toll gate area, Mushin, where the mother of four had been frying yam cake (Ojojo) for sale.

Adebayo, in tears, said it happened shortly after he visited her stall.

He said: “That day, I signed out from the office and went to visit her and not less than two hours after I left her, I was called that she was shot. Before I got to the scene, people were already carrying her body to the police station, because she died on the spot.

“She was killed where she was selling things at toll gate, Mushin.”

He said SARS operatives were chasing someone else and opened fire, hitting his mum on the head.

He narrated how the police first denied their men’s involvement but subsequently admitted it, with then Police Commissioner in Lagos, Fatai Owoseni paying him and his siblings a visit.

Owoseni, he said, pledged to help him get justice but nothing was done. Similar appeals to the Lagos State Government yielded nothing.

He pleaded with the panel for justice and compensation of N10 million.

Justice Okuwobi adjourned till December 8.




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