Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde in a bid to ensure that citizens who have been victims of police brutality and other violation of right get justice has inaugurated the judicial panel of inquiry for thorough investigation.
At the inauguration that took place on Tuesday, 10th November 2020 at the Governor’s office, the former Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Badejoko Adeniji was appointed the chairman of the panel while EndSARS and youth wing were duly represented.
The 11-member panel as announced by the governor includes the immediate Chairman of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ibadan Branch, Dr. Oliwole Akintayo, Special Adviser on Politics to the Oyo State Governor, Mr. Babs Oduyoye, member, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Oyo State, Mrs. Adebobola Agbeja, Ms Mary Kolawole representing #EndSARS protesters, Mrs Mariam Badmus and Mr Falowo Saheed representing the youth community.
Other members are:Ms Olumide Akintayo; Director, Legal Aid Council, Oyo State, Mrs Wunmi Odutayo, Mr Nasir Sulaiman, Mrs Olufolakemi Ogundele, an Assistant Director of Public Prosecution in the state Ministry of Justice is to serve as Secretary of the panel.
Makinde urged the panel to objectively deal with petitions of Oyo residents relating to police brutality, violation of rights and unlawful killings.
He noted that the panel will begin work with the less than 50 cases reported on its various platforms, calling on more residents of the state that had experienced police brutality to make reports to the panel.