At the #EndSARS judicial panel in Oyo state yesterday, Kolawole Owoade, father of the late Adewale Owoade told the officials how the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) murdered his son.
According to Daily Post, Owoade appealed before the Oyo State EndSARS Panel of Inquiry on Police brutality with his counsel Diekola Rufai.
According to NAN, the deceased father said the police unit shot his son in the back with the bullet perforating his stomach and intestine.
He said the incident occurred in January 2006 when one Lasunkanmi, who is their neighbour, accused Adewale of stealing recharge cards.
Lasunkanmi however, invited the operatives to search Owoade’s House with other tenants.
“Adewale panicked, ran out of the room and was shot by an official of SARS called Kola. The SARS officials also followed us to the hospital he later died”, the father said.
Owoade exhibited before the panel, the death certificate, medical reports and receipts of other expenses incurred by the family
Owoade added that Adewale’s mother became seriously ill as a result of shock. He appealed for fairness in the matter.
The father demanded N50million damages for the surgical operation on his wife and other payments made before the demise of his son.
The prosecuting counsel, Matthew Oje, told the panel that after the incident, SARS frustrated all efforts made by the family to get justice.
The panel chairman, retired Justice Badejoko Adeniji adjourned the matter until April 14, 2021.