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Human Rights group in Court over death of Fuel Subsidy Protester, Ademola Aderinto; Picture

Nigerian Police Officers brutalized Ademola Aderinto moments before his death

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court will on Friday begin a coroner’s inquest into the death of one Ademola Aderinto.

The Lagos State Coroner, Chief Magistrate Tajudeen Elias, said this in a summons on Wednesday in Ikeja.

A copy of the summons was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

A Divisional Police Officer allegedly shot Aderinto dead in Ogba area of Lagos on January 9, the first day of the January nation-wide strike in protest against the Federal Government’s removal of fuel subsidy.

NAN reports that the inquest is at the instance of a human rights group, Access to Justice (AJ) and the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Mr Joseph Otteh, Executive Director of AJ, told NAN that the purpose of the inquest was to ensure that the family of the slain youth got justice.

“We want to establish the facts about the killing and know how to take the necessary legal steps to get justice for the deceased’s family,” Otteh said. (NAN)
Culled from Daily Trust
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