The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has been summoned to appear before a Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja.
The IGP was summoned alongside the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG in charge of Zone 2 Command.
This is the order of Justice Taiwo Oladokun in response to an Affidavit of Urgency filed by the family of Late Alaba Bakare.
The deceased is the owner of Bama Hotel and Suite. He was allegedly murdered on January 24, 2022 by his wife, Motunrayo. But as the case progresses, the complainant adduced an evidence alleging a compromise.
In an application filed by their counsel, Olusegun Raji, Olufemi, father and mother of the deceased in suit No. ID/5818GCM/2022, prayed the court to summon the police boss and others.
Other respondents in the suit include the Attorney General and Lagos State Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State Director of Public Prosecuton and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.
They also include the Deputy Commissioner of Police State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos and the Divisional Police Officer, Elere Police Station.
The complainants are also asking the court to order the IGP and others to carry out proper investigation on the death of their son because the police officer(s) designated to carry out the district investigation, allegedly compromised.
They also want the court to compel the third to seven defendants by a way of mandamus to carry out proper autopsy on the corpse of the deceased in the presence of both the deceased’s family, hired pathologist and the pathologist to be hired by the deceased’s wife, within a reasonable period of time from the day the application was effected.
“We urge the court to suspend the fabricated autopsy report titled: “Report of Medical Examiner” dated February 8 together with the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) legal advice dated April 29 with reference number LJP/HOM/2022/41 which advice is predicated on the alleged fabricated post-mortem report pending the effective determination of this application, he added.
In the 30 paragraph affidavits in support of his motion, Mr. Raji stated that the deceased’s wife, confessed to the third to seven respondents that she placed hot electronic pressing iron on the deceased’s chest, neck and nose which resulted in his sudden death.
Raji added that all parties involved had been served on June 8 but IGP and AIG declined the service.
Justice Oladokun adjourned hearing until July 15 for a report of proof of service on the third and fourth respondents.