Police corporal hit me with car, then shot me – Victim

Sulaimon Raheem, a victim of police brutality, has narrated a police corporal’s injustice to him, which he said cost him his ability to walk in the last five years. Mr Raheem, 33 years old at the time of the incident, told a Lagos judicial panel on Wednesday about the incident that happened to him on... 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 →

Black Lives Matter co-founder, others write open letter to Buhari over EndSARS protest

A group of activists and celebrities have demanded that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari should hold police officers accused of shooting EndSARS protesters accountable. The activists, in an open letter to Buhari, also asked the Nigerian government to release jailed protesters, lift a ban on protests and allow an independent human rights monitor investigation into “the... Continue Reading →

UK parliament favors sanctions for Nigeria in the wake of #EndSARS deaths

The parliament in the United Kingdom has voted for its government to begin consideration of sanctions to be brought against Nigerian officials involved in the use of deadly force against protesters decrying police brutality in October. A petition signed by more than 220,000 people brought a motion before the house for a non-binding vote. State and federal... Continue Reading →

Nigeria’s federal system still isn’t working: what should change

Nigeria is a troubled federation. Its federal character has been a subject of debate since the return to democratic rule in 1999. Various groups have claimed to be marginalised and not sufficiently represented in the central offices of the national government. Some say it’s not even a federation so much as a unitary state, created by the... Continue Reading →

#EndSars – We’re Not Listening

Shebi we don’t like to hear word? We will be running around like headless chickens in a rabid bid for childish revenge. Me, I have turned my back, I no dey even read anything concerning the matter again. From labelling them terrorists, freezing accounts, taking the people to court up to the ICC. One lawyer... Continue Reading →

I have also been a victim of police brutality –Wizkid

Popular Nigerian singer, Ayo Balogun, also known as Wizkid, has come out to say he had also been a victim of police brutality in the past and that was the reason he gave his backing to #EndSARS protesters who demonstrated against the Nigeria Police Force in October. Wizkid bared his mind on Capital Xtra’s The Norte... Continue Reading →

BREAKING: End SARS: Panel to invite Anambra Ex-gov, Peter Obi

The Anambra State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Extra-Judicial Killings and other Related Matters has said it would invite Ex-governor, Peter Obi or anyone indicted by petitioners to appear before the panel and also give testimonies. The Chairman of the panel, Justice Veronica Umeh was reacting to the testimony of a petitioner, Bonaventure... Continue Reading →

After the protests, Nigerian Australians say police brutality in their homeland must end

Joseph Erakaha moved to Australia five years ago after studying to be a nurse in Nigeria. The 38-year-old says he left at a time of worsening police brutality that often targeted students. “It’s a common sight to see police checkpoints on the road, especially when you drive. So you get to be worried ... you... Continue Reading →

CBN action: #EndSARS campaigners should explain use of funds, says Akeredolu

The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), has said #EndSARS promoters whose bank accounts were frozen recently by the Central Bank of Nigeria should approach a competent court to justify the “legitimate” source and use of funds in the frozen accounts. Akeredolu, who is also the Ondo State Governor, said it was... Continue Reading →

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