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The Chairman, Ogun State Coalition of Civil Society and a member of the Judicial Panel of Investigation, Olayinka Folarin on Monday wept during a proceeding .
Folarin went controllably after listening how an Officer of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad on how he caused the death of a student .
Folarin while responding to the submission given by Inspector Babajide Adebusoye over the death of Seyi Akinade in April 20, 2020 called out the inspector as a “heartless man”
Folarin lashed out at the officer and betrayed his emotion .
He expressed his displeasure at the attitude demonstrated by Adebusoye who was laughing while making his submission at the panel during his questioning
The activist while addressing the officer said “you are heartless, it is a shame on you, you are sitting comfortable while the relative of the victim are crying, it is sad, you just proved that you are heartless.
“In your 18 years of service, you are laughing during questioning, over a case of a life that was lost, you are comfortable”.
Folarin lashed out as he was called by other members of the panel thereby using his nose mask to cover his face and making use of his handkerchief to wipe tears off his face.
Meanwhile , the Judicial Panel of Investigation reprimanded Adebusoye over lack of proper conduct of his statement
Adebusoye while answering to a petition against him by Mr Damilare Adejoro over the unlawful arrest of 17 students which led to the death of Seyi Akinade on April 22, 2020
Akinade was reported to have taken a poisonous substance after he had lost seven million naira to Forex trading after his illegal arrest
Adebusoye while narrating his involvement admitted arresting and detaining 17 students from chocolate city Hostel, Camp, Abeokuta.
He also claimed that his Area Commander CSP Gbenga Abayomi Megbope gave the directives for the students to be arrested and ordered investigations to be carried out.
While reacting to the submission given by Inspector Adebusoye during the petition at the Magistrate Court, Isabo, Abeokuta, the panel calls Adebusoye “a stupid Man”.
A member of the Panel and former Deputy Inspector General of Police, Babatunde Ogunyanwo lashed out at Adebusoye for not taking direct procedures in conducting a statement.
He said “in your 18 years of serving the police force, you can’t take a proper statement, you mean there was nobody to conduct the statement and you are calling it a team work”
Ogunyanwo while also questioning Adebusoye regarded him as a stupid man who does not know the right thing and what it takes to arrest a suspect and the necessary procedures”.
The inspector who was questioned about who issued bail form to the arrested students and couldn’t give account got lashed from the Judicial Panel.
“He said “if you can remember where you did Combat Course in 2004, you cannot remember who issued bail form in 2020 when a life was lost”
“In your years of service as a policeman, how do you fuel you car, you claim your commander fuels your car, you can’t prove how you fuel your car because you do not know the source of the car”.