ALL hopes seem not lost for Mr. Iskilu Kehinde, an indigene of Osun who was reportedly unlawfully sacked by the Nigerian Police Force in 1996.
The lawmaker representing Ayedire/Iwo/Ola-Oluwa Federal Constituency, Hon. Mudasiru Lukman, has presented Kehinde’s case to the National Assembly, calling for his reinstatement, 27 years after.
Lukman, who is the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Human Rights, presented a petition to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, in accordance with standing rule, on Wednesday.
The lawmaker said the Nigeria Police Force did not subject Mr. Kehinde to a trial before terminating his appointment with the force despite his clean records of service.
The lawmaker then called for an immediate reinstatement of Kehinde into the force, adding that all his necessary accumulated entitlements and benefits to be paid to him from the date of his unlawful dismissal till the date.
He also prayed that Kehinde be promoted to the present rank equated to his years of service.
Appreciating the lawmaker for coming to his aid, Mr. Kehinde said all efforts to get his petition raised in the past have always been frustrated.
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