The Lagos State judicial panel on restitution for victims of SARS related abuses and other matters sitting on Friday 25th June, 2021 awarded N83 million naira as compensation to petitioners whose cases were decided by the panel with the presentation of the cheques by the panel Chairman Justice Doris Okuwobi (Rtd.) at it’s venue.
The cases decided and the awards are the following: In the petition of late Kolade Johnson vs Federal Special Anti Robbery
Squad (FSARS), the petitioner was killed by Corporal Ogunyemi Olayinka of the disbanded SARS in 2019 at Onipetesi on the Lagos
The panel commended the Nigeria police force for dismissing Corporal Ogunyemi Olayinka and prosecuting him for the murder for which he has been convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction. The panel went ahead to award a monetary compensation of N10 million naira to the family.
In the case of Emmanuel Ajomafuwe vs the Nigeria police force, the panel awarded the petitioner the sum of N2 million naira as
compensation for his gun shot injuries inflicted on him by Inspector Daniel Ojo of the Nigeria police force attached to Trinity police station.
Emmanuel Ajomafuwe girlfriend late Jessica Adaobi whose petition was consolidated with that of Ajomafuwe and was murdered as a
result of the bullet fired by Inspector Daniel Ojo who absconded and was declared wanted by the Nigeria police force was awarded the
the sum of N10 million naira as monetary compensation to the family.
In the petition of Olajide Fowotade vs the Nigeria police force, the petitioner whose right was violated by a policeman Ayo Arogundade attached to Ketu police station on the 11th of March 2019, was awarded a monetary compensation of N2 million naira.
In the petition of Oshidipe Olumide Sunday vs Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS), the petitioner was awarded the sum of N3 million naira as monetary compensation for having been detained without trial by the Nigeria police force for 13 days without any notice for the reason of his illegal detention.