Chief Ugheiemhekhia Yahaya, head of the Imiakebu Community in the Etsako East Local Government area of Edo State on Tuesday , asked for N 50bn compensation for the alleged murder of five youths by a police officer , John Agaga .
Yahaya told the state Judicial Panel of Inquiry for victims of SARS and related abuses that the incident happened on December 28 , 2019 , claiming the lives of Sabo Abacha, Garuba Shaka , Sunday Augustine, Isaac John and Sunday Junior .
The Chief also asked for N 50 m compensation each for five others who were wrongfully detained at the state police command for two days .
Yahaya urged the panel to compel the police officer to release the bodies of the slain youths to their families for a befitting burial just as he called for the redeployment of Agaga from the Community as his presence there would instigate fear and may also lead to violence.
“ They have been in the morgue since December 2019 . It is the DPO that is keeping them . We want compensation for our community . Those persons have relations, and they deserve compensation” he added.