EndSARS: Ogun State Governor set up judicial panel to investigate police brutalities

EndSARS: Ogun State Governor set up judicial panel to investigate police brutalities

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Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has set up a judicial panel to investigate the alleged cases of police brutalities against the citizens of the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, the appointment was in line with the resolution of the National Economic Council at its meeting on Thursday.

“The virtual meeting presided over by Yemi Osinbajo, with State Governors participating directed each State Governor in consultation with relevant Federal Agencies to take charge of interaction with #EndSARS protesters, & as much as possible address their legitimate concerns,” the statement read.

“The National Economic Council (NEC) also directed each State to set up Victims Support Fund to “enable payment of monetary compensations to deserving victims” of such alleged brutalities.

“The Governors are also expected to set up Special Security and Human Rights Committees as well as Human Rights Complaint Offices in their respective States.”

Governor Abiodun appointed Justice Solomon Olugbemi (retired) as Chairman of the Judicial Panel, the other members include Olayinka Folarin – Chairman, Ogun State Coalition of Civil Societies, Omonajevwe Janet Abiri – International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Babatunde Ogunyanwo (rtd), AbdulJabar Ayelagbe – Chairman, National Youth Council, Ogun State Chapter, Bamgbose Tomiwa – NANS Chairman, Ogun State, Aisekegbe Momodu – National Human Rights Commission, Ogun State, Oluwatosin T. Ogundele – Chief State Counsel, Ministry of Justice, will serve as Secretary.

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