Sunday, December 6, 2020

We found SARS’ victim’s corpse in a container, says Yabatech Deputy Registrar

 A Deputy Registrar at the Yaba College of Technology, Olukayode Omotosho, Friday narrated how he found the body of a physically-challenged in a container at a mortuary.


He told the Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters that the victim was hit by a stray bullet fired by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS.

Omotosho, 65, said that before the victim of the stray bullet Francis Eni Idun, was killed on July 15, he was with him till past 5pm, on Sunday July 14, 2019, at Christ Apostolic Church, Shilon Street at Ilupeju Lagos.

He said on July 15, 2019, he was in his office when he received a call that Idun has been killed in a Street at Agishegiri Street at Ilupeju.

The witness who was led in examination in chief by Mr M.M Sanni, said by the time he got to the scene of crime, he heard people saying the man was “killed by Akeem Mohammed AKA, Sokoda, a SARS operative from Ladipo Mushin Station” and no one dared to remove the corpse.

He testified that he picked up a bullet shell beside the dead victim close to his head and also took his picture.

The witness further told the panel that the corpse of the victim was dumped in a Container in Yaba beside the Military Hospital.

The brother of the deceased victim Sunday Eni Idun, corroborated Omotosho’s testimony.

Idun an Aluminum Fabricator, who resides in Delta State, said his late elder brother was the bread winner of the family.

He said that after his parents heard the news of his brother’s death, his father had high blood pressure and it developed to stroke.

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