…As Lawyer Seeks Compensation For The Family Of Slain Bakare
Mr. Adewale Sanni, A legal practitioner , from Sanni MMA and Co firm, has written to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu over his pledge to pay compensation to the family of Mr. Jelili Bakare who was shot dead at Quinox Lounge, Ogombo on 18th March, 2021, by one Inspector Jonathan Kampani.
In a letter addressed to Odumosu and sighted by Newsnowonline, Mr. Sanni reminded Odumosu of the pledge made to the family of the slain Bakare during his condolence visit last year.
He, however, requested to also know the status of the case.
Reacting to Sanni’s request on behalf of Odumosu, Fayoade Adegoke, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, of Lagos state Investigation Department, Yaba, said a prima facie case of murder has been established against Inspector Jonathan Kampani who fired the shot that killed Bakare.
He also explained that the Inspector Kampani has been dismissed from the police after an orderly room trial and charge to Yaba Magistrate Court 1, under her lordship, Hon Adedayo Olatunbosun.
It will be recalled that Odumosu visited the family of Late Bakare to sympathize with them and douse the tension the unprovoked Quinox Lounge Shootings was generating at the time.
He also made a pledge that adequate compensation would be paid to assuage the family he left behind both immediate and extended.
Odumosu also visited the traditional ruler of the area, Ojomu of Ajiranland, Oba Tijani Akinloye, to assure him that justice will be done in the case.
The arraignment of Inspector Kampani could not hold on Monday because the trial judge was not on seat.
The case has been adjourned till March 2, 2022.