Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has constituted a Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS.
This adopted his conferences with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inspector Basic of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, and the Nigerian Governors’ Discussion board (NGF).
In an tackle on Thursday, Sanwo-Olu stated it’s time of sober reflection in Lagos and the nation.
“It has taken a strong youth led motion to drive reform and hopefully start the method that really delivers a citizen pleasant police”, he stated.
The 7-man panel will be certain that all these with verifiable circumstances of SARS brutality or fatality obtain compensation.
The Panel will probably be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi.
Members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector Basic of Police), Persistence Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Residents Mediation Heart), a rep/member of the youth-led protest and a consultant of the Human Rights Fee.
There will probably be a assist desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
From subsequent week, Lagosians will be capable of attain the panel straight on 0901 051 3203; 3204 and 3205.
The governor stated there have been categorical directions to the Police to cooperate with protesters and in conditions the place arrests are unavoidable, there should be full transparency and upholding of their authorized rights.
He confirmed that by order of the IGP, all SARS personnel have been recalled to drive headquarters.
They’ll obtain psychological examinations and a full overview of their information.
“For those who discover any SARS members or models nonetheless in operation in Lagos, please carry them to my discover. To keep away from an increase in crime or kidnapping, a brand new unit will start coaching subsequent week that won’t have any SARS member”, Sanwo-Olu stated.