Kwara constitutes 10-man judicial panel on End SARS protests

 

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, on Tuesday constituted a 10-man judicial panel of investigation to look into complaints of police brutality in the state.

The panel will also investigate complaints of human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings by the End SARS protesters.

This followed a recommendation of the National Economic Council that each state should constitute a panel to receive and investigate complaints from the End SARS coalition.

It will also make recommendations to prosecute erring persons and recommend compensations for victims or their families among other things.

A statement by the spokesman of the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, in Ilorin announced retired Justice Tunde Garba, as the chairman of the 10-man judicial panel.

Other members of the panel include a retired police AIG, representatives of the Civil Society Organizations, youths, Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Justice.

Saga Gist reports that the nationwide End SARS protests which had been peaceful in Ilorin for eight days was marred on Monday by violent attacks on the protesters in some parts of the state capital.

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