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How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by TheRareGem1(f): 5:55am On Feb 18
Extra-Judicial Killing: How Osinbajo’s Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative

Joseph Omotosho, a dismissed operative attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has been sentenced to death over extra-judicial killing.

Omotosho, a former police corporal, and four others, who were found guilty, all served with the now defunct SARS.


Reacting to the ruling by a Benin High Court, Mr Laolu Akande, Spokesman of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, tweeted, “We welcome this important court ruling where 5 DISMISSED SARS officers were convicted and one already sentenced to death, we commend police authorities for earlier dismissing the convicts. We expect more of such because indeed “justice is the first condition of humanity.”‘

Omotosho and four other police constables were found guilty by the court following their trial on an eight-count charge of conspiracy, murder and stealing.

On Friday, a State High Court in Benin City, Edo Sate, had sentenced Omotosho to death for conspiring with the four other constables, (alleged to still be at large) to kill a car dealer, Benson Obodeh, in 2015.

The late Obodeh was suspected by the police to belong to a criminal gang.

The four other dismissed constables – Adeleke Adedeji, Abena John, Oniyo Musa, and Henry Shobowole – were also convicted but not sentenced because they were not present in the court.

According to court documents, they were said to have escaped while on trial from one of the Medium Security Correctional Centres in Benin City during the October, 2020 jailbreak, in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests.

Specifically they were invariably freed amongst other suspects who were then undergoing trial in Benin when the protest got hijacked and violent

Osinbajo is publicly known to be an ardent advocate in government working to ensure the Police Force took the necessary administrative actions to reduce cases of police brutalities with the necessary political support of President Buhari.

The VP met the Inspector-General of Police alongside the President which led to the first Presidential Address during the EndSARS in 2020.


It will be recalled that at least two different National Economic Council (NEC) meetings presided over by Professor Osinbajo in October 2020 led to the implementation of the protesters’ main demands in the shortest possible time.

In addition to setting up Judicial Panels by the states, NEC further directed that the states maintain an up-to-date database to set up a Victims Support Fund to compensate those who have suffered from police brutality, especially SARS.

Osinbajo also reassured Nigerians and the international community at a meeting with the US Department of State delegation on 23 October 2020 of the plan of both the federal and state governments on police reform that the reforms will be a “game-changer in ensuring an end to impunity” and that the measures put in place so far will yield the “best possible results” on police reform in Nigeria.

https://dailytrust.com/extra-judicial-killing-how-osinbajos-intervention-led-to-conviction-of-dismissed-sars-operative

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by TheRareGem1(f): 5:56am On Feb 18
Victims of police brutalities deserve justice.

We all have the right to enjoy life, live in safety and peace

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by Fahdiga(m): 5:58am On Feb 18
Which Osinbajo? is it the mere commissioner that can't speak against terrorists Fulani herdsmen beheading his kinsmen in their land

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by TheRareGem1(f): 5:59am On Feb 18
Fahdiga:
Which Osinbajo? is it the mere commissioner that can't speak against terrorists Fulani herdsmen beheading his kinsmen in their land

Nothing you can say that will unjustified this fact.

You opinion doesn't matter

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by nairalander2020: 6:02am On Feb 18
A welcome development if is true.
Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by NOwazobia: 6:03am On Feb 18
Only Osinbanjo was at the NEC meeting? good. The police now better than before? wonderful. So what happen to ones that have escaped justice all over the country? Was that the first NEC meeting Osinbanjo chaired, what is their result and effect on the masses? What about their political promises? What is Osinbanjo doing about the death of buhari and the sit that is now vacant?

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by Monogamy: 6:04am On Feb 18
What about James Nwafor, the notorious SARS officer?

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by okefranci: 6:04am On Feb 18
Fahdiga:
Which Osinbajo? is it the mere commissioner that can't speak against terrorists Fulani herdsmen beheading his kinsmen in their land
Guy but why is it that good things has never come out of your mouth,shameless human being,that's what I can use to qualify you

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by okefranci: 6:04am On Feb 18
nairalander2020:
A welcome development if is true.

Not if it's true but 100% real and true

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by okefranci: 6:06am On Feb 18
Monogamy:
What about James Nwafor, the notorious SARS officer?
You know government can't know all and you are closer to them most so report anyone you know

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by TheRareGem1(f): 6:09am On Feb 18
Monogamy:
What about James Nwafor, the notorious SARS officer?

Peter obi is the best person to answer that question

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by Monogamy: 6:11am On Feb 18
okefranci:

You know government can't know all and you are closer to them most so report anyone you know

That's a lame excuse.. If they were to prosecute ex Sars officials, James Nwafor should be number one on the list

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by okefranci: 6:11am On Feb 18
This is the best thing to be doing for them so that others can learn from it
Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by Fahdiga(m): 6:12am On Feb 18
TheRareGem1:

Nothing you can say that will unjustified this fact.
You opinion doesn't matter
So says a skull miner
Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by Racoon(m): 6:29am On Feb 18
If there was sound administration of the criminal justice system and judicial institutions are all truly functioning independently, then Nigeria wouldn't have need any Osinbajo before any one who ran foul of the law is convicted accordingly.

Osinbajo is a brilliant lawyer quiet all right, but all these hyping pale into insignificance with the utter anarchy, impunity and lawlessness that have characterised this unfortunate APC government with a lawyer VP in office The government will go down in histroy as the most lawless and corrupt ever seen in the annals of this nation

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by TheRareGem1(f): 6:34am On Feb 18
Racoon:
If the laws or the administration of the criminal justice system and institutions are all truly functioning independently, then Nigeria wouldn't have need any Osinbajo before any one who ran foul of the law is convicted accordingly.

Osinbajo is a brilliant lawyer quiet all right, but all these hyping pales into insignificance with the utter anarchy, impunity and lawlessness that have characterised this unfortunate APC government with a lawyer VP in office.The government will go down in histroy as the most lawless ever seen.

Let's not forget that he was the one that directed the state Governors to set up judicial panels in their respective states to ensure justice is served by brutality by police.

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by NOwazobia: 6:36am On Feb 18
okefranci:
This is the best thing to be doing for them so that others can learn from it
I guess Osinbanjo was the judge who sentenced the man, right? His power must only be in edo state. Yeye talk.

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by Racoon(m): 6:38am On Feb 18
TheRareGem1:
Let's not forget that he was the one that directed the state Governors to set up judicial panels in their respective states to ensure justice is served by brutality by police.
Nope! The criminals justice system and Nigerian penal code all have provisions for cases like this.All that is needed is exercising the powers by the constitutionally empowered person.

Setting up a judicial panel of enquiry is one of the powers of sitting governors let alone the executives.So dont attribute undeserving glory to a failed VP who oversee all the lawlessness of an illiterate president.

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by yanabasee1(m): 6:39am On Feb 18
No accolades for him until he speaks up against the maiming of his people by the herdsmen.......

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by NOwazobia: 6:44am On Feb 18
TheRareGem1:


Let's not forget that he was the one that directed the state Governors to set up judicial panels in their respective states to ensure justice is served by brutality by police.
So he has so much power and the country has been bleeding in his presence all these while? I don't know your intention for this white washing but i must say, it's stupid.

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by Cherez: 6:57am On Feb 18
TheRareGem1:


Nothing you can say that will unjustified this fact.

You opinion doesn't matter
Please what's the fact?
Honestly, can we stop this sentiments in this country?
From all that junk journalism above all I saw was, "VP met the IGP which led to the president giving a speech on EndSars" Bros for real?
Then PYO leading NEC meeting which implemented EndSars demands? I beg which one?
PYO I think is a cool guy but writing all these to shield his wrongs means nothing

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by Cherez: 7:00am On Feb 18
TheRareGem1:


Peter obi is the best person to answer that question
Is Peter Obi now the IGP of police or PMB/PYO in power?
I mean, yes I believe he must tell us what happened under his govt but it's for the govt to start the probe not Obi
A suspect will do the job of a police & judge?

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by Liposure: 7:22am On Feb 18
Osinbajo shouldn't just stop there, we want him to continue till all SARS criminals are brought to book.
Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by orisa37: 7:57am On Feb 18
WE VALUE NOTHING SHOOT OF FULL AUTONOMOUS POLICING RESOURCING AND ELECTIONEERING CONTROL FOR OUR 36 CONSTITUTIONAL STATES NOW AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LIMITED TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS MILITARY AND TREATIES SEALING ONLY.
Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by orisa37: 7:58am On Feb 18
WE VALUE NOTHING SHORT OF FULL AUTONOMOUS POLICING RESOURCING AND ELECTIONEERING CONTROL FOR OUR 36 CONSTITUTIONAL STATES NOW AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LIMITED TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS MILITARY AND TREATIES SEALING ONLY.
Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by Kekerefunmi: 8:05am On Feb 18
Osinbajo might be a good man after all

Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by JosephXavier(m): 8:05am On Feb 18
G
Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by BlessedNuel(m): 8:06am On Feb 18
Please and please...If you are a security personnel...it's your duty to safeguard lives not to take lives.

Before you pull trigger...think am twice
Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by FastLane25(m): 8:07am On Feb 18
hmmm alright oo
Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by ENGINEERG(m): 8:07am On Feb 18
ONLY THE SOUTH SARS ARE WICKED TO THEIR FELLOW MEN,
YOU WONT SEE A SARS FROM THE NORTH KILLING HIS FELLOW MEN.

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Re: How Osinbajo's Intervention Led To Conviction Of Dismissed SARS Operative by tillaman(m): 8:07am On Feb 18
sad

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