Femi Falana,human rights lawyer, has sued the chief of army staff over the killing of Monday Orukpe, a police officer, by a soldier in August 2022.
On August 3, 2022, Orukpe was killed at the Trade Fair section of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway area of Lagos state, in the course of his official duties.
According to the LASUTH autopsy report which was completed on October 27, 2022, and was signed by O.O. Onayemi of the department of pathology and forensics, Orukpe’s demise was brought on by multiple injuries and blunt force trauma.
Falana filed the suit on Thursday on behalf of Favour Monday, wife of the deceased, for the enforcement of her late husband’s fundamental human rights to life, the dignity of the human person, private and family life and presumption of innocence.