Edo judicial panel of enquiry commences sitting
- Jack Obinyan says criminal element in the security agencies will be brought to justice
- According to him, civilians who participated in looting in the state will also face the wrath of the law
- Obinyan disclosed this as Edo judicial panel of enquiry commenced sitting in Benin
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Victims of police brutality in Edo have been promised justice as the state judicial panel of enquiry commences sitting in the state capital.
According to Jack Obinyan, SSA to the governor of the state on new media, who disclosed this on Twitter, criminal elements in the security agencies will be brought to book.
Going further, he added that even civilian criminals who participated in the looting of stores and destruction of property will face justice.
The looting of COVID-19 palliative warehouses started on Thursday, October 22, in Lagos when a warehouse in the Maza-Maza, Mile 2 area of the state was discovered. It was stocked with items branded CACOVID palliatives Lagos state.
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In the videos circulating online, a massive warehouse was seen filled with numerous foodstuff including bags of rice, garri, sugar, packs of noodles, pasta, among other things. The items were branded CACOVID palliatives Lagos state.
Less than twenty-fours after, some youths burst another warehouse the Cocoa House in Ede area of Osun state and looted various food items kept in it.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that COVID-19 palliative items were looted by hoodlums in Benin City, the Edo state capital, who stormed the government warehouse along Medical Store Road in the Uselu axis on Saturday, October 24.
The mob had tried gaining access earlier but were prevented by military personnel.
According to Premium Times report, they eventually overpowered the military men and succeeded in gaining entrance into the warehouse.
Residents stormed the warehouse in large numbers to partake in looting.
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