After days of demonstrations by Nigerians youth against police brutality in the country, the federal government recently accepted their five demands.
One of the concessions agreed by the government during the protest was the setting up of judicial panels of inquiry by state governments into cases of alleged violations of human rights by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other police units.
So far, 26 out of the 36 states have set up their judicial panels, according to a report by Premium Times.
Below is a list of the states that have set up their panels:
22 Cross River
25. Akwa Ibom
Meanwhile, a report by The Nation has indicated that there is a fresh threat of another round of protests following the #EndSARS demonstration which was later hijacked by hoodlums.
According to the report, the new development is a result of the freezing of the bank accounts of some of the prominent youths who participated in the #EndSARS protest.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had reportedly obtained an ex parte order obtained to freeze the accounts of 20 individuals and an organisation linked to the #EndSARS campaign.
However, the EndSARS protesters in Lagos state has been warned against carrying out further demonstrations.
In a statement on Friday, November 6, by the commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotoso, the government urged the protesters to heed the warning of the police.
Omotosho said anyone with any grievance against the police force should approach the judicial panel of inquiry to state his or her case.
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