“Excessive workload is affecting my health” — Police Legal Officer tells Osun Panel

The Officer-in-charge of Legal Department of Osun State Police Command, F. B Osei addressing Osun State Panel of Inquiry on Friday.

Kemi Aweda, Osogbo

On Friday, after the Osun State Panel of Inquiry investigating police brutality and extra-judicial heard three petition and about to call the fourth one, the officer-in-charge of Legal Department of Osun State Police Command, Mr.  F. B. Osei lamented bitterly that the matter should be adjourn because his health is suffering as a result of excessive workload brought by the panel and other official duties.

He pleaded with the panel to grant his prayer for an adjournment because he has not been feeling fine.

His words: “ I am suffering!, I am suffering my health is not in good condition. I suppose to take my drugs but I could not because if I take it I must have excessive rest. The number of petitions and other official duties I am attending to daily did not permit. If I take the drug I must rest but the matters I am attending to at this panel did not permit. I am having an issue with my sight, my glasses have expired, I don’t have time to see the doctor and do another one.

“I have a lot of work on my table and if I refuse to attend to them I will be issued a query. I am just passionate about my job but my health is suffering. No colleague is helping me on the matter of this panel, my official duties, and the number of petitions. If my health is in good condition I can stay here till night, “ he added.

One of the petitioner’s counsels, Kanmi Ajibola, implored the panel to help the OC Legal to contact the authority of the police to get an additional lawyer to help stand for police. We need to move forward, this work is serious. 

The Chairman of the Panel, Justice Akin Oladimeji said it is a police matter which must they must handle. He granted the adjournment moved by the police legal officer. 

Adeola Abejide

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