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#EndSars Protests: Lagos Panel Concludes Sitting, Awards N410m To 70 Victims

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A file characterize of individuals of the Lagos Direct Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution.The Lagos Direct Judicial Panel on restitution for victims of SARS-connected abuses and diversified matters has held its valedictory sitting after 131 complaints.

Chairman of the panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi, who read out the choices of the panel on Monday, announced the award of N148.2 million to 23 deserving petitioners.

They consist of Michael Owoicho – N10 million, Fatai Ogunseye (slack) – N10 million, Adeola Mukaila – N700,000, Stella Edegwa – N500,000, Akapo Adekunle – N10 million, Mustapha Ramot – N10 million, Kufre Jackson – N5 million, Ikechukwu Iloamuzor (slack) – N10 million, Segun Adekoya (unlawful arrest by the police) – N1 million, Yusuf Omole – N10 million, and Segun Ishola (injuries sustained from gunshot) – N5 million.

Others are Mr and Mrs Julius Adeogun – N10 million, Okoronkwo Sylvester (slack) – N10 million, Titi Agnes – N10 million, Prince Akaba – N500,000, Chukwudera Uba – N4 million, Seun Bamgbose – N10 million, Abayomi Likinyo – N4 million, James Arebha – N4 million, Juliana Adeoti – N1 million, Adaeze Samson – N2.5 million, Yemi Abdulkareem – N10 million, and Gabriel Ayedungbe – 10 million.

This capacity that, the panel has now awarded a total of N410 million to 70 victims.

Justice Okuwobi additionally published that the panel has concluded its investigations into the shooting on the Lekki tollgate – one of many venues of the #EndSARS protests in Lagos.

She, nonetheless, acknowledged that the panel modified into working on its document which may per chance well per chance be submitted to the allege authorities which modified into anticipated to checklist the document publicly.

The panel assured petitioners that its suggestions would comprise compensation to victims of the Lekki tollgate incident if any modified into identified.

Per the chairman, suggestions will additionally be made for policemen who had been victims of the #EndSARS protests held in 2020.

She added that petitions which were partly heard, and these that weren’t concluded or heard may per chance well per chance be sent to the supervising Lagos Direct Ministry of Justice, that may per chance well per chance space up a human rights physique to take care of them.

The judicial panel space up by the allege governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on October 19, 2020, modified into mandated to analyze cases of brutality and human rights abuses by the Police and its disbanded tactical unit.

On October 19, 2020, the Lagos Direct authorities inaugurated a nine-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry to analyze cases of brutality and human rights violations perpetrated by the police and operatives of the dissolved Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS).

The panel modified into additionally saddled with the investigation of the alleged shooting of protesters by the Nigerian Military on October 20, 2020, on the Lekki tollgate plaza.

It obtained 235 petitions between October and December 2020, whereas simplest 14 petitions had been submitted on the alleged Lekki shooting incident.


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