EHIME ALEX, Lagos
The newly inaugurated Judicial Panel of Investigation by the Ogun State Government has called on residents of the state who are victims of police brutality, human rights violations, and extra judicial killings from security agents to channel their complaints to the panel for proper investigation and justice delivery.
Hon. Justice Solomon Olugbemi (rtd), the Chairman of Judicial Panel of Investigation, made this call in Abeokuta on Thursday in a press release made available to newsmen by the Panel’s Media Officer, Mr Femi Osipitan.
According to the Chairman, the complaints which would take the form of petitions can be submitted directly at the Magistrate Court 1, opposite Customary Court of Appeal, Isabo, Abeokuta not later than the 18th day of November, 2020 between 9am and 3pm on working days or through an online e-mail address, email@example.com, which would be opened Twenty-Four (24) hours.
He assured that the panel will evaluate evidence presented and circumstantial details towards drawing conclusions as to the validity of the complaints while recommending compensation and other remedies where appropriate.
Justice Olugbemi further stated that the panel would identify all officers responsible in any way for the abuse of victims and recommend appropriate prosecution assuring that recommendations on how to ensure that security personnel no longer abuse the rights of citizens would also be made available to the State Government.
Affirming that the State Government under the leadership of Prince Dapo Abiodun has zero tolerance for police brutality, the Chairman said the government is committed to ensuring that rights of all persons within the State are respected and protected by security agents.