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#EndSARS: FG to setup judicial panels of inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality and extrajudicial killings

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As Nigerian youths continue to clamor for an end to police brutality in the country, the Federal government has reportedly set up Judicial panels of inquiry to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality or related extrajudicial killings by the police.

The decision was made at the National Economic Council (NEC) which was chaired by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, October 15.

Bashir Ahmaad, Personal Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this on his Twitter handle.

He wrote,

“The National Economic Council (NEC) chaired by VP Osinbajo, has directed the immediate establishment of Judicial Panels of Inquiry to receive and investigate complaints of Police brutality or related extra judicial killings, the assignment to be concluded within 6 months (max.).

From today’s NEC Meeting, chaired by VP. • Judicial Panels of Inquiry formed to investigate police brutality. • Panels have 6 months to complete assignment. • Council directs governors to immediately establish a Special Victims Fund to compensation victims of brutality.”

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