Nigerian governors to set up judicial panels to probe police brutality

The National Economic Council (NEC) has directed the establishment of judicial panels of inquiry across the country to investigate complaints of police brutality or extra judicial killings.

According to Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the directive was given at a meeting attended by governors and chaired by the nation’s number two citizen.

Akande said the move is to deliver justice for all victims of the dissolved special anti-robbery squad (SARS) and other police units.

He said judicial panels, which would be set up in all the states, would include representatives of youths, students, civil society organisations and would be chaired by a retired judge.

“The Council specifically resolved that State Governors and the FCT Minister should take charge of interface and contact with the protesters in their respective domains,” the statement read.
– The Cable

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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