#ENDSARS: Falana, nine others sued over independent panel

A human rights lawyer, Lucky Odigie, has dragged a constitutional lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), and nine others before a Federal High Court in Abuja, over the setting up of an independent panel to probe killings that took place during the three weeks #ENDSARS protest in October last year. The plaintiff, in the suit filed by... Continue Reading →

EndSARS: Osun panel chair berates police

The Chairman of Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry investigating police brutality and extrajudicial killings, Justice Akinwale Oladimeji, on Friday, berated the attitude and misconduct of Nigeria Police Force, saying, “the evidence gathered so far show that police are the cog in the wheel of Nigeria’s progress. Speaking to newsmen after the sitting of the panel,... Continue Reading →

#EndSARS: Police killed my son because of N100, widow alleges

A widow Mrs Mfon Udoidiong on Thursday told the Panel of Investigating Police Brutality in Akwa Ibom that a policeman, Mr. Idongesit Ekanem killed her son after demanding hundred naira from him on September 9th, 2017. She made the revelation at the resumption of two weeks break of the Panel at the High court complex... Continue Reading →

#ENDSARS Panel: Mechanic narrates how police burnt their house, flee with two friends

An auto mechanic identified as Emeka Obasi Kama has narrated to the Abia Panel on Police Brutality of how his friends, Uchechi Agwu Kalu and Ndubuisi got missing after their encounter with some police officers from the Anti-Kidnapping Squad in Aba. Speaking at the sitting of the Panel led by retired Justice Sunday Imo, Emeka... Continue Reading →

Police withdraws suit to stop judicial panels probing abuses

The police suit against judicial panels set up by states to probe alleged brutality and human rights abuses by officers of the force has been withdrawn. The withdrawal of the police suit against the judicial panels was contained in an application the force filed on Friday at the Federal High Court in Abuja. The police suit against... Continue Reading →

ENDSARS: Abuja Panel Recovers Land Document Seized by Police Monitoring Unit

The Independent Investigative Panel on alleged Human Rights Violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police Force, recorded a landmark success following its recovery on behalf of a complainant, Mr. Gabriel Ofoma, of his landed property document. Ofoma, had approached the panel praying it to order the police... Continue Reading →

Police want court to stop judicial panels set up to investigate its abuses

Nigeria Police Force has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking an order to stop the judicial panels of inquiry. The panels of inquiry were set up by state governors to probe allegations of police brutality and human rights abuses of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other police tactical units.... Continue Reading →

I was forced to remove my bra, says lady who took video of police shooting protesters

Twenty seven-year-old Felicia Okpara, one of the ladies seen on a video that went viral being dragged into Barracks Police station on Friday narrated her ordeal before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) related Abuses and other Matters. Led by her lawyer, Ridwan Oke, she... Continue Reading →

Panel recommends dismissal of 35 SARS officials, prosecution of 33

The Presidential Investigative Panel on Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force that investigated rights abuses and other inhuman treatment by men of the disbanded unit has recommended dismissal of 35 of police personnel who served in the unit for engaging various forms of misconduct, including extra-judicial killings. The panel also recommended 33... Continue Reading →

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