A middle-aged man, Mr. Adebayo Olaide, who was a victim of police brutality along Oyo road, wednesday appealed to the the Attorney-General of Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, and the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, to ensure the enforcement of a court judgement which awarded N20million to him against the Nigeria Police Force. He said he got the judgement from Oyo State High Court on January 22, 2013 and that it was upheld by the Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division, on April 15, 2014. Speaking with journalists in Ilorin yesterday, Mr. Olaide said he had been able to receive only N313,000 out of the N20m. He stated that, he was brutalized by the police on June 25, 2009, along Oyo Road, Alagbayun village, near Odo Oba, close to Ogo Oluwa Local Government Area of Oyo State, adding that the attack led to his current visual impairment.
Olaide who was flanked by his lawyer, Mr. Wale Adesokan, at the news conference, added that he was currently undergoing excruciating poverty, stressing: “I am now facing ejection because of unpaid rents and my children have been sent away from school because of my inability to foot their school bills. The AGF and IG should please kindly help me and pay the money quickly because I have suffered. Only my wife’s family and my friends have been helping me. I am married to a wife with two children. Now they have sent my children away from schools and they have not been going to school again because of my inability to pay their school fees.“