Mrs. Rosemary, widow of Mr. Amadin Odewingie, yesterday, appeared before the Edo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for victims of SARS and related abuses and demanded N25m as compensation from the panel over the death of her husband.
She told the Panel that her husband, a truck driver, was chased to his death by Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Edo State Police Command at Ologbo in 2019.
Mrs. Amadin said, in order to avoid being shot by the police, he decided to jump into the Ologbo River and when he requested for help, the police allegedly threatened to kill anyone who has volunteered to help him.
She said that the police allegedly watched him drowned in the river.
Chairman of the panel, Justice Ada Ehigiamusoe (rtd) however adjourned in order for the police to also state their own side of the story.