The Chairman of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and different Associated Additional-Judicial Killings in Plateau State, Justice Philomena Lot (rtd) has assured that each one those that will seem earlier than the panel will get justice.
DAILY POST remembers that not too long ago, Governor Simon Lalong inaugurated the panel to research allegations of police brutality.
Members of the panel embody Justice Philomena Lot (Rtd.) who’s the Chairman, CP Garba Patrick (Rtd), representing the police, Ezekiel Dauda Daschen, the Youth Consultant, Mrs. Rauta Dakok, Rep. Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Kiyenpiya Mafuyai, representing the Human Rights Fee.
Others are Dr. John Jinung, Fatimah Suleiman, representing Civil Society as members, whereas Mr. Cornelius Shiolbial, Everlasting Secretary, Cupboard and Particular Providers is to function the Secretary of the panel.
Lalong additionally gave the phrases of reference of the panel to incorporate receiving and investigating complaints of Police brutality and associated extra-Judicial killings within the state.
“To guage proof and draw conclusions on the validity of Complaints and to suggest Compensation and different remedial measures”, he maintained.
The Panel was given six months to conclude its project and submit its report.
Mr. Lot whereas talking on the inaugural sitting of the Panel on Monday, in Jos, the State Capital, urged residents with real complaints to return ahead and file their complaints.
She stated, “Every complainant is required to undergo the Tribunal ten copies of its criticism, addressed to the chairman, duly signed with identify and tackle of the complainant, a date will then be given for oral proof.
The Chairman of the Panel urged these showing earlier than the tribunal to be exact of their submissions to keep away from pointless arguments and authorized technicalities to allow it do justice to the issues.
“We guarantee you that we’ll do justice to all people who seem earlier than us”, she burdened.
Additionally talking, the Lawyer Basic and Commissioner for Justice within the State, Chrisantus Ahmadu, stated, “It’s good for us that there’s an admission that one thing has gone fallacious with the construction of our police and the federal government has undertaken steps to overtake the system.
“It will likely be good for residents to permit the federal government to implement these reforms; it can take time.
He suggested that ready for the federal government to implement the reforms is best than plunging the nation of over 200 million inhabitants in chaos like Libya and Somalia.
In his remarks, chairman of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation Jos Department, Yakubu Bawa stated the physique has confidence within the Panel to do justice.
Bawa who was represented by the Department’s Secretary, Samson Gotom, maintained that “The Nigerian Bar Affiliation (NBA), Jos Department is providing professional bono authorized providers to all members of the general public who had been victims of the dissolved Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) and different Police Items”.
In accordance with him, “All Members of the Public with complaints on Police brutality and different associated extrajudicial killings can name the NBA Jos Department Human Proper Assist Desk”