- Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is already addressing the issue of the #EndSARS protests
- A panel to investigate all allegations of police brutality in Lagos has been set up by the state government
- The governor also noted that he has set aside a N200 million fund for compensation to families and individuals who have been victimized by officers of the disbanded SARS.
PAY ATTENTION: Win a prize of N115,000, N75,000 or N38,000: participate in Big Naija Independence contest by Legit.ng
The Lagos state government has inaugurated an eight-member judicial panel of enquiry to investigate complaints of police brutality and human rights violations committed by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Sanwo-Olu made the disclosure in a series of tweets on Monday, October 19, via his official Twitter account @jidesanwoolu.
The panel which is being headed by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi will be joined by 2 youth representatives and a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
BREAKING: Amid EndSARS protest, Sanwo-Olu extends curfew by 3 days, reacts to report of casualty in Lekki shooting
Other members of the judicial panel will include 3 individuals representing Civil Society, one person representing a security agency, and one from the government.
Sanwo-Olu also noted that the government has aside a N200 million Trust Fund for the compensation of victims and families of those who died in the course of SARS’ activities.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Sanwo-Olu on Saturday, October 17 visited the family of the man killed during an EndSARS protest in the state.
Ikechukwu Iloamuazor, a 55-year-old man, was killed by a stray bullet during a protest in the Surulere area of Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu's media aide, Gboyega Akosile, tweeted a video of the governor conversing with Ngozi, the wife of late Ikechukwu. The governor assured her that the killers of her husband would be brought to justice.
In a related development, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has reacted following the purported report that he is one of the sponsors of the #EndSARS protest in Lagos and other parts of the country.
Tinubu described the report as false and misleading in a statement issued by his media aide, Tunde Rahman.
Rahman said it is incorrect to say his principal is among the sponsors of the #EndSARS protest, adding that Tinubu could not have sponsored a protest that is affecting the economy of Lagos state.
Vox Pop: Do you believe IGP's disbandment of SARS? | Legit TV