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The Kwara State judicial panel of inquiry on human rights abuses, on Sunday, called for petitions and complaints from the public on any allegations of assault, human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings by the Nigeria Police Force, especially the disbanded SARS.

A statement in Ilorin, by the Chairman of the judicial panel, retired Justice I. B.Garba, said 12 copies of such petitions or complaints in writing, should be submitted to his office, Room 341, Governor’s office, Ilorin, Kwara State.

He said petitions could also be submitted only to a designated email, SARSjudicialpanel@kwarastate.gov.ng and WhatsApp 09043246178; or Twitter@KwaraSARSPanel.

He said the date for the submission of petitions and complaints would last till October 26 to November 28, 2020.

The Chairman further called for prompt responses from affected citizens to enable the panel to accommodate, treat and conclude all cases within the 90 days of its assignment.

The panel’s terms of reference include to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality, human rights abuses, violations and extrajudicial killings.

The panel will also evaluate the evidence presented, surrounding circumstances and draw conclusions on the validity of the complaints and recommend compensations, prosecution and other remedial measures where appropriate.

SURGENIG NEWS NIGERIA recalls that Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, recently constituted a 10-man judicial panel of inquiry on End SARS protests, to look into complaints of police brutality in the state, following recommendation for the National Economic Council to each state to set up a panel to receive and investigate complaints from End SARS coalition.

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