Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Saturday, for the second time in two days, addressed some youths within the state who have been protesting in opposition to #PoliceBrutality within the nation, asserting the organising of a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to analyze complaints of police brutality or associated further judicial killings, as demanded by the protesters.
Gov. Ugwuanyi who addressed the #EndSars protesters amid cheers, reiterated his endorsement to the state authorities’s place on the calls for made by the protesting youth, disclosed that the panel shall be chaired by a Excessive Courtroom Choose with two representatives of the Civil Society Teams and one retired Police Officer of excessive reputation as members.
Different members of the panel, based on Gov. Ugwuanyi, embrace one youth consultant, one scholar consultant, a consultant of the State Lawyer Basic and one other from the Human Rights Fee.
The governor who applauded the protesters, led by two outstanding artists, Taste and Phyno, for the peaceable nature of the protest expressed the solidarity of the federal government and other people of the state to their trigger.
He added that the panel is saddled with the duty of receiving and investigating complaints of police brutality or associated further judicial killings; consider proof offered/different surrounding circumstances and draw conclusion as to the validity of the complaints after which advocate compensation and different remedial measures the place applicable.
Gov. Ugwuanyi additionally introduced that his administration will set up a human rights public complaints workforce of between two and three individuals to obtain complaints on an on-going foundation, including that the workforce shall be established by the particular committee on safety and human rights.
“Now we have additionally resolved that we are going to arrange complaints fee which the general public can relate by phone or social media channels”, the governor mentioned.
Whereas appreciating Ndi Enugu for the overwhelming help and goodwill particularly after they reelected him in 2019 with an unprecedented 95.54 % of the legitimate votes solid, which he mentioned was a referendum on his efficiency, Gov. Ugwuanyi reassured them that his administration will do all that it has promised to do for the individuals regardless of the nation’s challenges.
The deputy governor, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, who accompanied the governor to the occasion, had on Tuesday, offered the state authorities’s place accepting to deal with all of the calls for made by the protesting youth additionally led by Flavour and Phyno.