In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 19th, October, 2020

Governor Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates Eight-man Judicial Panel To Examine SARS Brutality (Pictures)

Governor Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates 8-man Judicial Panel To Investigate SARS Brutality (Photos)


Governor Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates Eight-man Judicial Panel To Examine SARS Brutality

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday, October 19 formally inaugurated an eight-man panel of inquiry to look into circumstances of assault,brutality,extra-judicial killings and human rights violation dedicated by operatives of just lately dissolved Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) in Lagos state.

The panel which is headed by Retired Justice Doris Okuwobi will sit for six months and is remitted to analyze all verifiable claims of abuses and fatalities arising from SARS actions within the state with the target of getting erring officers punished and bringing compensation to victims.

Different members of the panel will embody Ebun Adegboruwa SAN, a human rights activist who will likely be representing the civil society, Taiwo Lakani who’s a retired Deputy Inspector-Normal of Police, Miss Persistence Udoh who can be to symbolize the civil society within the panel, EndSARS campaigner, Segun Awosanya aka Segalinks and Mrs. Toyin Odusanya, a director within the Lagos Citizen Mediator Heart.

Governor Sanwo-Olu

Segalinks was nevertheless not in a position to make the swearing-in as he was held up by site visitors.

Governor Sanwo-Olu mentioned the youths within the state have been but to ship in two nominees who would symbolize them within the panel of inquiry.

The panel’s project contains;

-To hear & take proof from all victims or the households of victims of SARS abuse inside Lagos State (Like a Fact and Reconciliation Committee did in some international locations) this might allow all victims and their households air and vent their grievances in public.

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-The Judicial Panel after listening to victims or their households would then decide whether or not any sufferer or the dependents of such victims are entitled to compensation and the quantity of compensation

-Upon figuring out the compensation payable the Judicial Panel is to right away subject a cheque in favour of the sufferer or their dependents.

-The Judicial Panel can be to find out the officers (or anybody for that matter) chargeable for abusing any sufferer and to advocate the prosecution of such individuals

-The Judicial Panel shall even have powers to make suggestions to the Authorities on how to make sure that the Police and all safety businesses by no means abuse the rights of residents once more.

Governor Sanwo-Olu mentioned the panel’s e mail is [email protected] whereas it is phone numbers are 0901 051 3203, 0901 051 3204 and 0901 051 3205.


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