In Ebonyi, Umahi sets up panel against police brutality



Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Tuesday set up judicial panel of inquiry against police brutality, extra-judicial killings and human rights abuses in the state.

The panel is headed by retired chief justice of the state, Justice Alloy Nwankwo and seven others as members.

#EndSARS protesters had Monday besieged  Government House, Abakaliki, during their protest against police brutality and human rights abuses by the police and demanded the setting up  of judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the excesses of the police in the state.

Umahi promised to look into their demands, including  police brutality in the state.

Members of the panel were sworn-in at the new Governor’s Office at Centenary City, Abakaliki.

Members of the judicial panel of inquiry includes Justice Alloy Nwankwo (Rtd) as  chairman, a retired Assistant Inspection General of Police, Kelvin Opoke and  Igwe Uche, Olisa Nwuruku, Emmanuel Obasi, Louisa Nwebonyi, Christopher Okorie as members. Emmanuel Onwe is to serve as secretary.

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