Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday inaugurated a 7-member Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution into SARS Abuses.
Members of the panel have been sworn-in on Monday on the State Home, Marina, Lagos.
The panel is to analyze circumstances of brutality and human rights violations dedicated by operatives of the dissolved Particular Anti-Theft Squad, SARS, within the State.
The panel, which is headed by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, will sit for six months and is remitted to completely examine all verifiable claims of abuses and fatalities arising from SARS engagement within the State, with the target to deliver erring officers to justice and get compensation for the victims.
The governor, whereas swearing within the members of the panel stated within the final two weeks, the state had witnessed the justified protests of youths in opposition to police brutality, saying that the ache of the younger ones had been felt in varied components of the State and nation in addition to within the diaspora.
“They’ve spoken in a single voice in opposition to the unbridled violation of their rights and lives by the disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad. By way of the #EndSARS protests, Nigerians from all walks of life have spoken loud and clear on the necessity for presidency in any respect ranges to take speedy and concrete actions to safe the lives of harmless Nigerians, particularly the youth – lots of whom have suffered gross violation of their basic human rights.
“Some have even misplaced their lives below questionable circumstances. In one in all my engagements with the protesters, they gave me an inventory of 5 speedy calls for, which I personally introduced to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja final Tuesday.
“I need to, nonetheless, state that even earlier than my go to to Mr. President, I had taken motion on a few of their calls for, which included the speedy launch of all these detained on account of their participation within the #ENDSARS protests and the institution of a N200 million fund for compensation to households and people who have been victimized by officers of the disbanded SARS,” he stated.