In less than two weeks of its inauguration, the Ogun state Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to investigate complaints and petitions of victims of police brutality and abuse of human rights by security operatives have received no fewer than 20 petitions.
The Chairman of the panel, Hon. Justice Solomon Olugbemi (Rtd), made this known after a meeting with the panel members.
In his words, “We have received 20 petitions already and sitting starts immediately. The sittings would be transparent and open. Media stations are invited to witness and cover the sittings.”
Justice Olugbemi further revealed that the maiden sitting of the panel would hold on Thursday, November 5, 2020 adding that the panel sitting days would be Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting by 10am at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta.
The Chairman also called on members of the public who have complaints to send in their petitions to the Secretary of the panel.
He also said the panel can receive petition through its dedicated emails, [email protected] assuring that justice would be delivered.
In the aftermath of the endSARS protest in the state, the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun had set up the panel to look into cases of police brutality, while giving assurance that justice for victims will be served.