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”I want my leg, not compensation”- SARS victim tells Ogun judicial panel

An Ogun resident and sufferer of a stray bullet from a yet-to-be-identified police officer in Abeokuta, Kamol Ganiyu, has mentioned he doesn’t need any type of financial compensation from the federal government as his solely dream is for him to have the ability to stroll once more.

Ganiyu made this plea when he appeared earlier than the Ogun Judicial Panel of Investigation set as much as examine complaints of victims on police brutality, human rights violations, and extrajudicial killings by safety operatives throughout the state, at the moment November 9.

Ganiyu whereas recounting his ordeal with the SARS official, mentioned on July 17, 2017, he was driving below Ibara bridge in Abeokuta and was heading to his residence when a gunshot fired by a police officer, pierced by his automotive and landed on his proper leg.

”I used to be driving and proper below Ibara bridge in Abeokuta, I heard a gunshot which penetrated my automotive and destroyed my proper leg.

I fainted after shedding a lot blood and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Idi Aba, Abeokuta the place I spent over six months receiving therapy” he mentioned

Ganiyu added that after the incident, “the law enforcement officials dealing with the case referred to as me to Elewe-Eran Police station, supplied me N250,000 and requested me to signal a type that I might not pursue the case in court docket which I refused to take and signal.”

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He informed the committee members that his want is to stroll once more so he can lead his regular life once more.

“I would like authorities’s assist as a result of within the x-ray I took, it was revealed that my joint has been broken by the gunshot and an enormous quantity is required to fly me out for sufficient therapy” he mentioned

ASP Akeem Jimoh and Inspector Lola Onifade who Ganiyu accused of providing him compensation to bury the case denied the accusation. They nevertheless didn’t reveal the identify of the policeman who fired the stray bullet that injured Ganiyu.

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The chairman of the panel, Justice Solomon Olugbemi, mentioned 207 medical invoice receipts, 8 pictures, and fabric with bloodstain have been acquired whereas the automotive with a bullet gap was additionally inspected and marked as proof offered by the petitioner.

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