Edo sets up Judicial Panel of Inquiry.

The Edo State Government has set up a 12 man Panel of Inquiry to look into the circumstances surrounding the End SARS protests in parts of the state.

The panel had a period of 90 days to submit its report to the government. The Secretary to the (Edo)State government, disclosed members of panel to include Justice Ada Ehigiamusoe(Chairman) and Mrs Joyce Ugbodaga(Secretary).

The SSG gave the terms of reference of the panel to include “receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.

To advise on compensation or restitution to the victims, or where the victim has been killed to the family of the victim, based on condition which shall be clearly laid out by the Committee. To ensure that compensation is paid within 14 days of the decision to compensate.”

The panel also has members drawn from the clergy, Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU), National Youth Council of Nigeria(NYC), a representative from the security agencies, as well as the End SARS Movement: Bishop Feb Idahosa, Francis Osayi, Comrade Osahon Obasuyi, Prest Aigbokhian, Mrs Uloaku Uzamere, Comrade Pius Efofan, Pius Okpere, Comrade Kola Edokpayi and Mrs Felicia Monyei.

 

 

 

 

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