The legal team to the family of late Timothy Adegoke has disclosed plans to visit the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali, or the Commissioner of Police in charge of the prosecution to press the demand for the transfer of the case back to Osun State.
This was disclosed by counsel to the family, Naim Adekilekun, in a chat with The PUNCH in Osogbo.
Adekilekun, who insisted that the case should be transferred back to Osun, said the defence team may get the case struck out for lack of jurisdiction if tried outside the area where the alleged offences were committed.
He said, “In criminal prosecution, you don’t give a chance, the court must also have the prerequisite jurisdiction to enable it to undertake the judicial function. In this case, what is probable is that this charge be quashed because of lack of jurisdiction and if that is done that would give the defence counsel an opportunity of getting their clients off the hook.
“What the police need to do is to transfer the case file to the Ministry of Justice in Osun State and the needful will be done. If our complaint is looked into by the IGP, the charge will be withdrawn. Our petition has been submitted to IGP and we will go to Abuja to see him or possibly the CP legal who is in charge of the prosecution.”