The Police has failed to produce the certified true copies of proceedings from the National Assembly Public petition in the case of the alleged extra-judicial killing of one Kennedy Yusuf.
This is according to the Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti – Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Monday.
Justice Suleiman Galadima (Rtd) said this while receiving other documents tendered by the Police from the Public Petitions.
Galadima insisted that the Police must tender the certified true copies of proceedings from the House Committee on Public Petition to enable the panel arrive at an informed and just decision on the matter.
At the last hearing in the matter, the Chairman who led the 11-man panel noted that the Police respondent, James Idachaba, had asked the panel to dismiss the case saying the case was frivolous and lacked merit.
James Idachaba informed the panel that the matter had already been settled by the post mortem carried out by an independent pathologist from the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, which indicated that Kenney Yusuf died from natural causes and was not killed by the Police as alleged by the family.
He also disclosed that the post mortem was not carried out by the Police, rather it was done by the family of Kennedy Yusuf, and the result was submitted by the family to the panel and admitted as exhibit. Therefore the matter was settled by the result of the post mortem that the Police was not involved in Kennedy’s death while in police custody.
You will recall that Mamman Danladi, in his testimony, pleaded with the panel that the Police be ordered to compensate the family for the extra-judicial killing of his nephew, Kennedy Yusuf.
The Chairman, in his ruling, declared that the Police must produce certified true copies of proceedings from the National Assembly’s Committee on Public Petition at the next adjourned date as he adjourned to 29th November 2021 for continuation of hearing.