#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Unveils Terms Of Reference For Judicial Panel
Governor Of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has unveiled the terms of reference of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution set up by the state to investigate verified cases of police brutality.
Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed this in a series of posts on Twitter on Sunday.
The governor had last Friday announced the setting up of a seven-man judicial panel of enquiry to be chaired by Doris Okuwobi, a retired judge of the Lagos High Court.
The constitution of the panel is sequel to the demands of the #EndSARS protesters, who are calling for the scrapping of the now-defunct Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad and an independent investigation into alleged human rights violation allegedly committed by the disbanded F-SARS operatives.
According to Governor Sanwo-Olu, the panel has five terms of reference, including taking evidence from all victims or the families of victims of SARS abuse within Lagos State and determining which victims are entitled to compensation from the state.
The panel, the governor said, is also empowered to determine the police officers responsible for abusing any victim and recommend their prosecution.
Governor Sanwo-Olu reiterated his administration’s commitment to police reform, saying that “a better run and administered Police force would undoubtedly be to the advantage of the Government and all residents of the state”.
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