- The judicial panel set up to hear cases of violence by ex-SARS officers will begin work in Lagos very soon
- This was revealed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday, October 17
- Sanwo-Olu assured Lagosians that justice will be served at last
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The Lagos state government is giving a swift reaction to the cries of Nigerians that have come in for of EndSARS protest.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday, October 17, revealed that the judicial panel set up to hear cases of violence on victims by officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) will begin its work very soon.
The Lagos governor expressed confidence that justice will be served on behalf of the victims and all those who have complaints against officers.
Sanwo-Olu promised Lagosians that he will continue to abreast them on the actions of the state government on the issue.
"Some of the victims attended and will testify before the panel next week. Justice will be served. Thank you to the team actively following up and helping victims.
"There is so much more to be done and I will keep sharing the actions we are taking in line with my announcements."
Earlier, Sanwo-Olu broke his silence on calls by Nigerians for SARS unit of the Nigeria Police Force to be scrapped.
The governor assured Lagosians that appropriate actions will be taken soon. Nigerians had been calling for an end to SARS for months, citing harassment and extrajudicial killings of youths as reasons.
The call was renewed on Saturday, October 3, after SARS operatives were accused of shooting dead a young man in front of Wetland Hotel in the Ughelli area of Delta state.
A video that went viral showed confusion around the area where the officers allegedly killed the victim and reportedly escaped with his vehicle – a white Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle.
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Several videos have also popped up on social media, showing illegal activities by the operatives in Lagos.
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