The police legal team of the Bayelsa State Command on Thursday appeared before the State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on cases of alleged brutality and extra-judicial killings perpetrated by its operatives in some parts of the state.Out of the 14 cases for mention at the resumed sitting of the retired Justice Emmanuel Ogola-led judicial panel, a total of 10 petitions were against the various levels of police personnel in the state.The police legal team led by Mrs Stella Friday at the hearing on Thursday, however, complained that they were yet to be served copies of the various petitions filed against the command’s personnel.The spokesman for the judicial panel, Comrade Samuel Numonengi, confirmed the appearance of the police lawyers, affirming the readiness of the police high command to cooperate with the panel on various petitions against its personnel.It was gathered that among petitions filed against the police before the panel included a case of brutality filed by one Mrs. Ebiemie Ename against one Sergeant Fustina over an alleged use of police belt to injure one of her eyes during a verbal argument at the market on November 12, 2014.Also, Mr Daniel Kokorifa, an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) attached to the Port Harcourt, Rivers State Command, in a petition, accused the men of the Anti-Vice Unit of the Police Command of killing his 17-year-old son, Innocent, in August 2016 along the Air Force Road, Okaka-Epie in Yenagoa Local Government Area.Kokorifa, in the petition dated November 4, 2020, No: EAA/PI/BYS/240/2020, through his counsel, E. A. Aluzu and Associates, said his teenage son was shot from behind at about 11.30am by one Police Corporal Vincent Kohamowei without provocation. Further hearing on the petition was adjourned until January 20, 2021.Another petitioner, 81-year-old grandfather, Chief Lucky Amakiri, in his petition, said his grandson, Blessing Amakiri, was shot dead by the operatives of the state police command based on a mere suspicion of belonging to a cult group. Amakiri said his grandson, who was 19 years old was shot dead by the men of Ekeki Police Division while on an errand at the former Oyoyo market in Ovom area of the state capital. Also dragging the authorities of the Bayelsa and Delta State police commands before the panel were families of two police personnel shot dead on June 14, 2020 in Ughelli, Delta State, allegedly by men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad while on special duty alongside five other policemen. In their separate petitions, the families of Sergeants Ondogha Oyindineni and Philip Seikpo insisted that the mysterious killings of their children along with five police officers in Ughelli was suspicious and without any justifiable reasons.