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The National Human Rights Commission set probe panel

The National Human Rights Commission has constituted an 11-man panel to probe allegations of violation of human rights by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

The police unit was scrapped by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, following ongoing protests across the country against excesses of the FSARS operatives.

The Executive Secretary of NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, in a statement on Saturday, said all petitions, complaints, and memoranda must reach the Commission, which is the Secretariat of the Panel on or before October 31, 2020.

He said, “In line with the National Human Rights Commission’s mandate and in response to the nationwide agitations by some Nigerian youth groups under the auspices of #EndSARS, the NHRC has constituted an 11-man Independent Investigative Panel to look into allegations of human rights violations against the defunct SARS and other units of the force.”

Members of the Panel are Abdulrahaman Yakubu, Yemi Ademolakun, Chioma Chuka, Prof. Ayo Atsenuwa, Tijani Mohammed, Dr. Uju Agomoh, DIG Ibrahim Lamorde, Dr. Garba Tetengi, SAN, Feyikemi Abudu, John Aikpokpo Martins, while Hilary Ogbonna, will serve as its secretary.

Source: Punch

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