Police brutality: Sanwo-Olu inaugurates 8-man judicial panel of enquiry

Police brutality: Sanwo-Olu inaugurates 8-man judicial panel of enquiry

- 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.

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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).

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Police brutality: Sanwo-Olu inaugurates 8-man judicial panel of enquiry
Governor Sanwo-Olu inaugurates 8-man judicial panel of enquiry to investigate police brutality. Photo credit: jidesanwoolu
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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.

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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.

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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.

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