Alaba Bakare: Court summons IGP over death of Bama Hotel owner

Late Bama Hotel and Suites owner Alaba Bakare

An Ikeja High Court in Lagos on Wednesday summoned the inspector-general of police (IGP) and assistant inspector general of police, (AIG) zone 2 over alleged compromise in investigation on the death of Alaba Bakare, owner of Bama Hotel and Suite.

Justice Taiwo Oladokun gave the order following an affidavit of urgency filed by the deceased’s parents Olufemi and Taiwo Bakare.

The hotelier is alleged to have been killed by his wife Motunrayo on January 24, 2022.

The Bakares’ lawyer Olusegun Raji prayed the court to order the IGP and others to carry out proper investigation on the death of their son, alleging that the police officer(s) designated to carry out the investigation compromised.

Raji prayed the court to compel the respondents to carry out proper autopsy on the corpse in the presence of both the deceased’s family, hired pathologist and the pathologist to be hired by the deceased’s wife, within a reasonable period of time from the day the application was effected.

“We pray this court to mandate the first and second defendant to produce a qualified pathologist to witness the autopsy to be carried out on the lifeless body of the deceased.

“We also urge the court to direct the defendants to re-investigate and prosecute the deceased’s wife and her cousin, one Taye, alias Tycoon together with other alleged persons with the available circumstantial evidence with or without the autopsy report,” the motion filed before the court read.

Justice Oladokun adjourned hearing until July 15 for a report of proof of service on the third and fourth respondents.