- The federal government has been urged to incorporate recommendations of the #EndSARS panels into police training
- The call was made by Wilson Inalegwu, retired assistant inspector-general of police following the EndSARS memorial
- Going further, he advised NEC to set up an inter-ministerial committee that will critically implement the recommendations into the training process
Wilson Inalegwu, retired assistant inspector-general of police, says the recommendations of the #EndSARS panels should be incorporated into police training.
Following the nationwide protests for the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), the national executive council (NEC) headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in October 2020 asked states, including the federal capital territory (FCT) to establish judicial panels to investigate cases of police brutality and compensate victims.
Speaking on the conduct of the police at the #EndSARS memorial, Inalegwu said the recommendations of judicial panels should be incorporated into the training scheme of the police so as to give them a sense of direction.
He advised NEC to set up an inter-ministerial committee that will critically implement the recommendations into the training process of the Nigerian Police Force.
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“Looking at the EndSARS report, and having the minister of police affairs, the minister of justice, the chairman of police service commission and IGP, critically, they can set up an inter-ministerial committee to look at the report,” he said.
“When you look at those factors, you will incorporate them in the training and you see to the implementation, using the AIGs of the zones.”
#EndSARS survivors sue Nigerian government at ECOWAS Court
Meanwhile, three applicants who were victims of the military onslaught that occurred at the #EndSARS protests which took place on October 20, 2020, at Lekki Tollgate have filed an action before the ECOWAS Court seeking the enforcement of their fundamental rights.
This was revealed at a virtual press conference in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests attended by a Legit.ng reporter.
The case was instituted by a network of lawyers passionate about human rights including Mojirayo Ogunlana-Nkanga, Bolaji Gambari, Nelson Olaonipekun, and Gaye Sowe.
The applicants approached the ECOWAS Court to consider and hold that the rights of the applicants and other peaceful protesters have been grossly violated by the Nigerian state and its agencies.
#EndSARS: Okowa heads Delta state human rights protection committee
The state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is leading a committee to ensure that all issues concerning police brutality are addressed.
The committee will also address issues of extra-judicial killings in the state and compensate those aggrieved.