By Ikhili Ebalu, Beenin City
Edo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for victims of SARS and related abuses, yesterday, said it would review the petition brought before it by counsel to late Ibrahim Momodu, Barr. Jefferson Uwoghiren against the Chief Superintendent of Police, Carol Afegbai (rtd) on January 6, 2021.
The panel, at the resumed hearing, unanimously agreed to review the petition since the said Carol had failed to appear before it despite the order of arrest issued against her and more daring was dragging it before a High Court to forestall her appearance before it.
Recall that on December 1, the panel ordered the immediate arrest of CSP Carol Afegbua (rtd) for failing to appear before it to explain his alleged complicity in the murder of a 500 Level student of University of Benin, Ibrahim Momodu.
The late Ibrahim Momodu, 22, a 500 Level student of Faculty of Laboratory Science, University of Benin, was murdered in 2013.
The chairman of the panel, Justice Ada Ehigiamusoe (rtd) said the panel is time bound and cannot wait until the High Court rule on the matter before it just as she said the duty of the panel is a fact finding one and also to make recommendations on matters brought before it.