What is Happening in the Coroner's Inquest on Isiaka Adeleye's Death?

Late Isiaka Adeleke



The sitting resumed on Monday but there were no meaningful progress since the salient respondents/witnesses were absent especially the Divisional Police Officer DPO, of Dugbe Police station, Osogbo and the Officer in charge of Homicide. It should be remembered that the Coroner, Magistrate Ayilara had on 10th, May 2017 ordered for the summon of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye to come and testify before the inquest before the case was adjourned to 15th May 2017.

What was the Reaction of the Coroner when he found that his orders were disobeyed?

He was furious with the Divisional Police Officer DPO, of Dugbe Police station, Osogbo and the Officer in charge of Homicide; and threatened arresting them if they fail to appear in the next sitting (today). According to him, “By the virtue of the coroner’s law, everyone involves in this exercise must appear to give testimony. And as such, I need the police officer and others to be able to explain to the court that they identified the corpse, that is what we need. “For this reason, failure to appear before this coroner inquest panel would be interpreted otherwise because if they don’t come, I will assume that they are deliberately frustrating our efforts.



Why Did the House Committee on Public Procurement Summoned Fashola, Adeosun, Ali and Others?

Nigerian Lawmakers



The Lawmakers summoned Minister of Power, Mr Babatunde Fashola; Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun; Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Ahmad Ali (retd), and others over their alleged roles in the engagement of Pre-shipment Inspection Agents which violated Procurement Act of 2007.

How many persons in all did the Lawmakers invited respecting the violation of Procurement Act 2007?

The Lawmakers invited a total of six persons to appear on the floor of the House to clear themselves of the allegations on the breach of protocols as it concerns the 2007 Procurement Act. The are as follows: Minister of Power, Mr Babatunde Fashola; Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun; Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Ahmad Ali (retd), Director-General of Industrial Training Fund, ITF, Joseph Ari; Managing Director of Cobalt Nigeria Ltd, Mr Darlington Agha, and Managing Director, Trobell Int’l Nig Ltd, Sede Thomas.

When are the persons summoned by the Lawmakers in respect of the violation of the Procurement Act 2007 are expected to appear before the House Committee?

They are expected to appear before the committee next Tuesday.