24.9 C
Friday, October 30, 2020
- Advertisement -

Nigeria Raises Judicial Panel to Investigate Police Brutality


#EndSARS Protest: A Fundamental Lesson in Democratic Governance – By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

I heavily grieve for those who have lost their lives or been injured during the period of these protests. My deepest sympathies...

#EndSARS Protests: Nigeria’s President Could Have Prevented Escalation of Violence but Poured Oil on the Fire Through His Silence – By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu...

Located in the central regions of Nigeria’s Delta State, Ughelli is a sleepy city in the Western Niger Delta and the unlikely...

We Must Get Children Back to Learning – But Business As Usual is Not an Option By Jutta Urpilainen and Henrietta Fore

A global joint op-ed by the EU and UNICEF on education for children “One child, one teacher, one book,...

Subjecting Anti-SARS Agitation to Political Interpretation is Jejune Partisan Stimulus By Chris Okotie

Chairman Mao once posited that if the people no longer fear your power, it is because another power is on its way....

As protests by young people calling for an end to police brutality, extortion and extrajudicial killings continue to rock several of its largest cities, Nigeria’s federal government said on Thursday that it plans to commission a judicial panel to investigate police brutality in the West-African country. The government said that it also plans to launch a special fund to compensate victims of brutality.

The Vice-President’s spokesperson Laolu Akande said the National Executive Council has set up a panel to investigate police brutality in the country and launched a special trust fund to compensate all victims of police brutality.

“Judicial panels of inquiry formed to investigate police brutality in all states and FCT. Council also directs special funds in all states to compensate victims of brutality. States, FCT to form security and human rights committee,” Mr Akande said.

The unprecedent move came amidst continued protests by young Nigerians in many states across the country demanding the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian police, which has been accused of several heinous crimes across the country.

While the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force has acceded to some of the protesters demands by disbanding the SARS unit and replacing it with a new unit called Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), the protesters have called for wider reforms to ensure that the proposed changes are not cosmetic.

Protesters have continued to mobilize across major cities such as Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory, Kano, Kaduna and Port Harcourt.

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Business Profiles

Theresa Ekong

Theresa Ekong is the Acting Head of Compliance at Providus Bank. She has over 18 years industry experience cutting across banking Operations,...

Mark Oguh

Mark has 22 years experience in the Banking industry covering Operations, Audit and Financial Control. He is also a...

Aina Amah

Aina Amah is a graduate of Economics from the University of Lagos and an MBA from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. She...

Uyi Osagie

Uyi Osagie is the Chief Financial Officer of Allianz Nigeria. He joined Allianz as Financial Controller from 2014 and rose through the...

Usen Udoh

Usen Udoh is the Group Chief Human Resources Officer of the Dangote Group where he oversees a team of busines unit human...