Nike, a 12 year old girl who was one of the three victims of suspected OPC members who tortured 3 pepper sellers in Ejigbo, Lagos state, for allegedly stealing pepper worth 50 naira, has advocated death penalty for the suspects for causing her step-sister’s death.
At the hearing, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Kuforiji, redeemed the 1 million Naira promise made by the ad-hoc Chairman to the family who helped in locating the victims. Part of the money was given to the victims.
The case has been handed over to the Office of the Public Defender.
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, has denied reports that he has refused to honour a call by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), prompting the anti graft agency to procure a warrant of arrest from a Lagos High Court for a clamp down. According to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Rotimi Adebayo
“To the best of our knowledge, the Hon. Speaker has not received any court summon up till now, requesting him to show up in any court”.
As a law abiding public officer, he would have definitely honoured such a summon. said the statement
“The truth of the matter, however is that no such thing as a court summon has been received. So, it will be incorrect to insinuate that Hon. Ikuforiji refused to honour a court summon of any such”.
He further stated that “Despite the fact that the entire lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly have made strenuous effort to debunk the fraud allegation since it started, the Hon. Speaker, has consistently made himself available to the Commission whenever asked to do so”.
“It will therefore be incorrect to insinuate that Hon. Ikuforiji refused to honour a court summon since none was received by him up till the time he left the office late on Thursday 8th December, 2011”.
He said that the House will continue to enact laws that will better the lives of all Lagosians.
“The Speaker and the entire Hon. Members of the House assured all Lagosians that they shall continue to enact laws that will promote their well-being and the overall development of Lagos State”.