Finish SARS protesters in Osun State have opposed the judicial panel of inquiry constituted by the state authorities to look into petitions in opposition to police brutality.
The protesters, who expressed their displeasure, demanded a right away evaluate of the panel, saying “We reject a fraudulent Judicial Panel of Inquiry constituted by Mr Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, whose convoy killed protesters and left many severely injured.”
Talking with journalists on Monday, the spokesperson for the group, Olawale Adebayo Bakare, maintained that the federal government has launched into sequence of propaganda to silence protesters.
He stated, “We tried to speak our calls for to them, however we have been met with disgraceful and embarrassing phrases from a supposed Commissioner of Youths and Sports activities.
“Additionally, this similar Commissioner, one Yemi Lawal, masterminded the fraudulent Judicial Panel of Enquiry, the place he recruited people who lack t ethical and authorized standings, together with recruited faceless youths which have by no means joined us to protest in opposition to police brutality and unhealthy governance.”
Bakare maintained that the commissioner should be sacked for his anti-masses posture, saying, “Yemi Lawal is a infamous individual in Osun and should be held accountable for any violence which will spring up in any motion.”
He known as for quick and unconditional evaluate of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry, alleging that the composition of the panel is politically manipulated to cowl sure atrocities perpetrated by the federal government.
He additional decried the heavy army presence and assault on peaceable protesters within the state, which he described as anti-democratic tendencies, including that such motion exposes Governor Oyetola as incompetent, repressive, in addition to undemocratic.
“It’s fairly unlucky that the people who’re speculated to be the custodians of democracy and protect regulation and order are reasonably discovered culpable of unleashing terror on peaceable protesters.
“Including salts to our harm due to this fact, the Authorities of Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola contracted the army and different forces within the State to intimidate and brutalise us for expressing our grievances.
“It’s not new to the individuals of Osun how the federal government have prior to now known as on the army to dehumanize and violate the rights of the residents because it occurred in Ilesha, in a video that went viral in the middle of imposed curfew.
“We’ll stay peaceable and at all times stay as such, however the authorities should perceive that this state could possibly be higher administered primarily based on regulation and never hooliganism or gangsterism, as the correct of the individuals to protest is constitutionally assured”, Bakare stated.
He additionally known as for quick arrest of an alleged infamous thug within the Osogbo metropolis, popularly often known as Asiri Eniba, a reversal of gasoline hike, a reversal of hike in electrical energy tariff; quick resignation of IGP, Muhammad Adamu, and the quick resignation of Chief of Military Workers, Tukur Buratai amongst others.
He stated, “We nonetheless keep that Asiri Eniba should be dropped at e-book as a result of he isn’t above the regulation in anyway. He was sighted on the centre entrance of the hoodlums shouting that they need to assault us. In that gentle, we demand his quick arrest and that of his gang.
He, nevertheless, sympathised with Osun residents for his or her loss and inflicted hardship throughout the state-imposed curfew, as he implored them to go about their lawful companies with out concern of intimidation, saying they have to stay resolute and undeterred as they battle on “till our calls for are met and voices heard.”