Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, and President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Peter Esele, will today lead members of Civil Society Groups (CSOs) and members of the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petition, which investigating the murder of Mr. Olaitan Oyeribde, the Principal Private Secretary to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State.
Also expected to appear before the committee to give evidence on the killing of Oyerinde is Oshiomhole.
The governor had recently during a public function in Abuja, allegedly accused the police for the shoddy manners it handled the investigation into the killing of Oyerinde.
While the State Security Service (SSS) arrested and paraded six persons in Abuja, who were alleged to be the killers of Oyerinde, the police in Benin City also arrested four other suspected killers of Oyerinde, thereby creating confusion on the investigation into the killing.
At the commencement of the committee's hearing on the murder of Oyerinde, the Executive Director of African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Rev. David Ugolor, said he would reveal how the police tortured and shot Garba Maisamari and Moses Okoro, two suspects in the case, who were allegedly asked to implicated him.
"As the House of Representatives Public Petition Committee meets tomorrow (today), to unmask Oyerinde's killers, I will like to put on record that Garba Maisamari, Danjuma Musa and Moses Okoro were tortured by the police to implicate me in Oyerinde's murder.
"The police team under the leadership of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Mr. Peter Gana, shot Garba Maisamari three times and he almost lost his live. I challenge the police to produce the video clips on my parade and cross-examination of Maisamari," Ugolor said.
He said all the suspects were still alive in Oko Prisons to confirm his statement and urged the committee to visit Oko Prisons to meet the suspects to ascertain the truth of his revelation.