Man accuses police of killing brother at Gombe panel

A resident of Gombe State, Abubakar Muhammad, has revealed how his brother, Aliyu, died at the Kumo Divisional Police Station in Gombe State. Muhammad, who appeared at the Gombe State Panel of Inquiry probing alleged rights violations by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other police units, said the deceased was arrested in June... 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judicial panels set up by states to probe alleged brutality and human rights abuses by officers of the force has been withdrawn.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 →

#EndSARS: Panel orders police to show evidence of corpse in morgue

The panel probing rights violations by defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has ordered the police to produce evidence it deposited the corpse of Emmanuel Ita Ephara, allegedly killed extra-judicially, in a morgue. The 11-member panel, set up by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), gave the... Continue Reading →

Widow of LASTMA officer to panel: I want scholarship for my children”

Silifat, wife of a Lagos State Traffic Management (LASTMA) officer, Rotimi Adeyemo, killed by policemen at Iyana Ipaja two years ago has asked the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry investigating allegations of rights abuses against the police to help secure scholarship for her three children up to university level. Mrs. Adeyemo told the panel her... 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 →

SARS Brutality: Rivers Panel Vows Not To Entertain Unnecessary Adjournments

The Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Police brutality, has vowed not to entertain unnecessary requests for adjournment of hearing by petitioners as the Commission has only two months to conclude it’s assignment. The Commission was set up by Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, to probe into alleged acts of violence, torture, brutality, murder and... Continue Reading →

SARS Operatives Abused, Tortured My Cousin, Witness Alleges

The probe into the abuse of Nigerians by operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police continued Tuesday as a witness alleged that his cousin was brutalised, abused and tortured until he developed brain cancer. According to businessman Chukwu Vincent, his cousin, Basil Ejiagwa, who is now dead, suffered loss of memory... Continue Reading →

End SARS: Judicial panel receives two cases of police alleged extra-judicial killings in Akwa Ibom

The Judicial Panel of Investigation on incidences of police brutality and other human rights violations in Akwa Ibom State at its inaugural sitting on Monday considered two cases of alleged extra-judicial killings by the men of Nigerian police in the state. The panel at the High Court 8, Fulga road, Uyo also announced receipt of... Continue Reading →

#ENDSARS: Make panel inquiry public, PDP tells FG, states

The People Democratic Party (PDP) South Africa chapter has advised federal and state governments to make findings of the panels of Enquiry on #EndSARS protests public. The recommendations, it said, should also be properly addressed and implemented. Chairman and Secretary of PDP South Africa chapter, Ekos Akpokabayen and Emeka Ugwu respectively in a statement commended... Continue Reading →

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