Alleged murder: Police accused of cover – up
By Abavo Kingsley, Benin
The Police have been accused of cover – up in the investigation of alleged murder of Dr. Osaretin Osadolor, ex-Deputy Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly.
Aggrieved family members on Tuesday across major Streets of Benin, protesting alleged Police cover up in its investigation said that their brother died in a mysterious circumstance.
Dr. Osadolor who was a lecturer in Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, was murdered on the 2nd of July, 2018, the protesters alleged.
Leader of the protesters who identified himself as Michael Eghaghe and younger brother of the deceased, claimed that the family wrote a petition to Esigie police division to investigate two suspects: the deceased son, Eruse Samuel and one Mrs. Omoyemwen Oni who the deceased was said to be cohabiting with.
Though the case had since been transfered from Esigie Police division to the State Police Command, Eghaghe said.
But the aggrieved family members wants the Edo State commissioner of police, Johnson Kokumo to transfer the case to AIG zone 5 for onward investigation as demanded by the Zonal Command, he added.
He accused the Police of refusal to release the result of autopsy conducted on the deceased, video footage and pictures which he claimed cost him three N300, 000.
Efforts to reach the two accused for reaction was not successful as they did not answer calls or reply text messages sent to their phones.
However, when contacted, the Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwanbuzor said the Command was aware of the case and preparing to attend to it.
Full briefing would be made when the Commissioner of Police gives directive in that regard, he added as he called on members of the public to be calm and go about their normal businesses.