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Obodeh Killing: Dismissed Police Officer Seeks Bail Over Poor Health

Published by Leadership on Sat, 16 Apr 2016

One of the four dismissed policemen, Adeleke Adedeji, who has been remanded in the prison custody for allegedly stealing, murder and conspiracy, on Monday, said he does not want to die in prison over a curable disease and for an offence he did not commit.Adelekes plea for release was contained in a suit filed by his solicitors, Mr Paul Osarenkhoe at the Federal High Court in Benin.It will be recalled that Adeleke and three other policemen serving in the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Lagos were arrested and remanded in prison custody for allegedly torturing and killing a car dealer, Benson Obode in Benin.The four policemen were also accused of stealing the sum of N330, 000 from the account of late Obode h using his ATM card after they have killed him.It took the family of Benson 63 days to locate the morgue where his corpse was deposited.Other policemen are Oniyo Musa aged 35, Abena John aged 33 and Henry Shobowale aged 32.They were remanded in prison custody by an Oredo Magistrates Court and have since remained in custody waiting for trial.In the suit, Adeleke is seeking a declaration that his continuous detention without trial since August 2015 for an alleged offence of conspiracy and murder was unreasonable, illegal and unconstitutional.He is also seeking a declaration ordering his release unconditionally pending a formal arraignment.In an affidavit to support the motion, wife of Adeleke, Modupe, said her husband has been managing a life-threatening ailment and has been advised to abstain from strenuous activities.She stated that her husbands health condition has deteriorated as a result of the prison condition adding that the Benin Prisons lacked the facilities to manage his health.The post Obodeh Killing: Dismissed Police Officer Seeks Bail Over Poor Health appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News.
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