Following the Finish SARS protest occurring throughout the nation and the advice of the Nationwide Financial Council,
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has arrange a judicial panel to research instances of police brutality within the state, following suggestions from the Nationwide Financial Council,
The Governor has additionally named Justice Solomon Olugbemi (retired) because the Chairman of the panel
DAILY POST studies that the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students and Civil Society Organisations are represented within the panel.
The panel can be made up of senior retired law enforcement officials, authorized practitioners amongst others.
The Chief Press Secretary to Abiodun, Kunle Somorin mentioned, “the Nationwide Financial Council (NEC) of Thursday additionally directed every State to arrange a Victims Assist Fund to “allow fee of financial compensations to deserving victims” of such alleged brutalities.
Members of the Judicial Panel of Investigation are Bamgbose Tomiwa, NANS Chairman, Ogun State; Yinka Folarin, Chairman, Ogun State Coalition of Civil Societies; Omonajevwe Janet Abiri, Worldwide Federation of Girls Legal professionals (FIDA); DIG Babatunde Ogunyanwo (rtd); AbdulJabar Ayelagbe, Chairman, Nationwide Youth Council, Ogun State and Aisekegbe Momodu, Nationwide Human Rights Fee, Ogun State.
Somorin mentioned Oluwatosin T. Ogundele, Chief State Counsel, Ministry of Justice, is to function the Secretary of the panel.
The Committee, in accordance with Somorin, will obtain complaints of police brutality in addition to human rights violations or extrajudicial killings.
It is going to additionally examine such complaints, consider the proof introduced, suggest compensation and different remedial measures, the place applicable.
DAILY POST realized that Gov Abiodun himself is the Chairman of a Particular Safety and Human Rights Committee, charged with the duty of defending human rights and monitoring the prosecution of erring and indicted safety brokers.
The committee has as its members, Heads of safety companies in Ogun; heads of police tactical unit charged with combating armed theft and violent crimes; Babatunde Adeluola, to characterize the youth; Mrs. Peju Osoba of Little one First Welfare Worldwide, and Obatungashe Israel Adebayo, Deputy Nationwide President, Marketing campaign for Democracy (CD).
In the meantime, the Human Rights Complaints Workplace is to be supervised by Joseph Ogunniyi, Esq – Chairman, NBA, Ota Department – Ombudsman; Bamidele Adebayo, Director, Division of Residents Rights, Ministry of Justice; Shodeinde Oluwaponmile, Ogun State Coordinator, Nationwide Human Rights Fee.
“A seed fund of fifty million naira solely (N50m) has been put aside as start-up quantity to allow fee of financial compensation to deserving victims,” Somorin mentioned.