#EndSARS: Ogun panel ends sitting after treating 58 petitions | Dailytrust

#EndSARS: Ogun panel ends sitting after treating 58 petitions

Petitioner, Oluwasunkanmi Fagbemi while appearing before the Judicial Panel of Enquiry, Abeokuta, Ogun State

The Ogun State Judicial Panel of Investigation on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Extra-Judicial Killings sitting at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta has ended its sitting after treating 58 cases.

The Panel Chairman, Justice Solomon Olugbemi, who made this known in Abeokuta while speaking at the end of the six months sitting period, said, “the panel received a total of 106 petitions, out of which 58 were treated and the remaining 48 were either withdrawn, rejected or abandoned wholly or half-way by the petitioners”.

Olugbemi said some were rejected because the petitions were not in line with the terms of reference that the panel was given by the government.

The chairman assured all petitioners and respondents of justice without fear or favour, as the panel’s report is ready for submission to the government.

Speaking on some of the challenges faced by the panel, the chairman said, “although the panel encountered some logistics challenges, it was able to surmount them”.

The panel was inaugurated on October 19, 2020, by Governor Dapo Abiodun and was given a six-month period to receive and investigate petitions from members of the public whose human rights have been violated and abused by security personnel within the state and also to make appropriate recommendations to the government.