A witness, Shamsudeen Bada, recounted on the Kwara State Excessive Courtroom in Ilorin on Thursday how males from the Police Inspector Basic’s Intelligence Response Group led by suspended Deputy Police Commissioner Abba Kyari tortured him to implicate the Former President of the Senate. , Bukola Saraki, within the Offa theft on April 5, 2018.
Led by protection lawyer, Mathias Emeribe, Bada, former Vice President of Kwara State’s Irepodun Native Authorities Space, recounted his court docket expertise within the retrial of the theft suspects within the Kwara State Excessive Courtroom.
Police charged 5 suspects, Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibikunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham and two others, in court docket with prison conspiracy to rob banks, homicide of 9 law enforcement officials and different residents, and unlawful possession of firearms.
The 5 defendants had been on trial for the crimes of conspiracy to commit against the law, armed theft, homicide, manslaughter and unlawful possession of firearms.
Bada mentioned that when the households of the detained suspects threatened the police with authorized motion, the IRT officers mentioned that they had been receiving directions instantly from the IGP and that there was no court docket in Kwara that might cease their operation.
Throughout cross-examination of Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), who’s prosecuting the case, the witness mentioned that whereas they had been being held, IRT brokers promised they might launch them “if we will title Saraki as our sponsor”, including: “Ayo Akinnibosun was shot within the leg when he refused to cost Saraki.
“After he was shot, my well being started to deteriorate. DCP Abba Kyari introduced some nurses to deal with me. Earlier than I used to be lastly launched, the law enforcement officials gave me circumstances earlier than they launched me that I shouldn’t give any press interviews, not go to court docket, and may go away politics.”
The prosecution’s lawyer was unable to finish his cross-examination of the witness as a result of a specific doc was not correctly positioned for presentation to the Courtroom. Subsequently, they requested a postponement to acquire mentioned doc.
The trial choose, Choose Halimat Salman, subsequently adjourned the case till January 16, 17 and 18, 2023 for additional cross-examination.