Judiciary

#EndSARS: Rivers State Judicial Commison Of Inquiry to begin Nov 24

The Rivers State Judicial commission of inquiry on police brutality and other human rights abuses will on Tuesday, 24th November begin sitting. 

This announcement was made via a statement on Thursday.

The statement said that the victims of police brutality have till Monday 23rd November to submit their petitions.  

The Commission’s Chairperson had on November 3, said anyone affected by the now defunct SARS division should submit “alleged acts of violence, torture, brutality, murder and violation of fundamental rights of citizens committed by officers of the Nigeria Police Force, particularly the Federal-Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS).

“Fifteen hard copies, one soft copy on CD or flash drive of the memoranda and addressed to the commission should be sent to the secretariat”

The Judicial panel was set up 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. 

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