The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has been petitioned by a lawyer, Frank Tietie, over the alleged murder of two farmers by men of the Kogi State Police Command.
The late Ayeodogba Tanimola Jerry, aged 26 and Sunday Adele, aged 28, were allegedly murdered on August 8, 2017, while working at a commercial farm located at Oguda/Ikpayera, in Akoko-Edo Local Council of Edo State, by the police.
Forthright Chambers, acting on behalf of Mr. Fred Attah, owner of the farm where the men where murdered, claimed the deceased were murdered by some men dressed partly in police uniforms, and armed with guns.
“Around 8a.m. that Tuesday, according to Yusuf Yazeed, who miraculously survived the gruesome attack, they were having their breakfast, when suddenly, some men partly dressed in police uniform, emerged with riffles in their hands and asked them to surrender.
“The three of them left their food and quickly got up. However, the assassins wasted no time in pulling their triggers to open fire on the innocent and armless farmers. Jerry and Adele fell down instantly. Yazeed ran into the farm and they turned and shot sporadically at him. However, he survived miraculously.”
The law firm also claimed that the “assassins” then picked up the dead bodies and put them in a waiting van, set the three farmhouses on fire and drove out.
The firm further urged the minister to direct the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to as a matter of urgency, mandate the Okene Police Division, to provide reasons for the attack and release their bodies.