Father of Ejigbo torture victim narrates how daughter died


Henry Ojelu
A suspect inserting pepper in the private part of one of the women tortured
The father of two of the victims of the Ejigbo pepper sodomy torture, Mr Freeman Agomo, on Wednesday narrated before an Ikeja High Court how his daughter, Juliana died.
Agomo made this revelation while testifying at the trial of 10 persons accused of torturing some market women at the Oba Morufu International Market in Ejigbo, Lagos, western Nigeria.
The defendants are being prosecuted before Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye by the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Those standing trial are the market leader, Isiaka Waidi (61), Buhari Yusuf (22), Abdullahi Haruna (20) and Saheed Adisa (29).
Others are Lateef Tijani (37), Ahmed Adisa (65), Azeez Akinosun (36), Jimoh Busari (50), Adekunle Adenuga (38) and Oloruntoyin Dauda (46), the woman leader of the market.
The defendants are facing a 19-count charge bordering on conspiracy, attempted murder, sexual assault, maliciously administering poison, obtaining money by false pretense and deprivation of liberty.
The DPP led by Mrs Idowu Alakija, alleged that the defendants who are members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), had tortured Freeman’s wife Mrs Ajoke Agomo and their daughters Nike Salami and Juliana Agomo.
Agomo, a palm wine tapper, while being led in evidence by Alakija told the court that on the day of the torture, his wife came to meet him at his work place to inform him that their daughters were accused of stealing.
“My wife told me that Juliana and Nike were accused of stealing pepper and they had been taken away to be beaten and punished.
“She said we should go and rescue the girls and I wondered to myself what kind of pepper they stole that could warrant such punishment,” he said.
Agomo said that when he and Ajoke got to the scene of the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper