Just In: Akeredolu Inaugurates Judicial Panel Of Inquiry On Police Brutality

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As earlier reported, the Governor of Ondo state, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has announced an Eight-man judicial inquiry committee led by former Ondo High Court judge, Justice Salisu Sidiq to investigate reports of police brutality in the state.

The Precision NG reports that Donald Ojogo, information commissioner in a statement on Monday said the panel would be inaugurated on Tuesday at 1pm.

“The Judicial Panel of Inquiry has six months to conclude its assignment and submit its report,” he said.

The membership of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry are listed below:

i. Hon. Justice Salisu Adesola Sidiq (Rtd)
Rtd. High Court Judge – Chairperson

ii. Mrs. Banke Oloba
Representative of Civil Society Groups – Member

iii. Ifeanyi Odili
Representative of Civil Society Group – Member

iv. Mr. Samuel Adetuyi
Rtd. Commissioner of Police – Member

v. Mr. Oluyemi Fasipe
Youth Representative – Member

vi. Mr. Leo Ologun
Representative of the office of the state Attorney-General – Member

vii. Sunday Oyewole
Representative from the National Human Rights Commission – Member

viii. Mr. Lanre Amuda – Secretary

The Terms of Reference of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry is as follows;

i. to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality or related extra- judicial killings by the police in Ondo State;

ii. to evaluate evidence and draw conclusion on validity of complains

iii. to recommend compensation and other remedial measures; and

iv. to carry out any other assignment that may be deemed necessary pursuant to this purpose.

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