#EndSARS complainant withdraws petition after Police ‘advised’ him to end suit


An EndSARS complainant in Abuja, Mr. Dike Elvis Chinedu has withdrawn his petition against SARS after the police called him over the phone not to come to the panel. 

His legal representative, Maxwell Okpara disclosed this at the human rights panel sitting on Wednesday. 

The National Human Rights Commission had set up an independent investigative panel to probe allegations of Human Rights violation cases by officers of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit. 

The creation of the panel is in the wake of the recent EndSARS protests where citizens have made human rights violation allegations against the SARS unit and the entire Nigerian Police Force. 

The 9-man panel is headed by Justice Suleiman Galadima.

Mr. Dike Elvis Chinedu had alleged a complaint of extrajudicial killing by Commander MOPOL 50 Kubwa, Minister of FCT, Commissioner of Police FCT and Inspector General of Police. 

In line with the withdrawal request, the Independent Investigative Panel withdrew the petition.

The panel said via the Commission’s official Twitter account @NhrcNigeria, “The Independent Investigative Panel has withdrawn the petition of Mr. Dike Elvis Chinedu on alleged Extra-judicial killing as applied by Counsel to the Complainant, Maxwell Okpara in line with the Complainant’s instruction.”

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