#EndSARS: Osinbajo, governors get to the bottom of to compensate victims of police brutality, prosecute indicted officers

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, convey governors, and numerous federal authorities representatives constituting the National Economic Council (NEC), maintain resolved to be obvious the prosecution of cops indicted by the #EndSARS panels in assorted states.

Where violations enact now now not notify felony liabilities, they entreated the Nigeria Police Power to purchase disciplinary motion on the affected officers in accordance with the provisions of the Police Act 2020.

They made the resolution at the NEC meeting held on October 15, also vowing to be obvious victims of police brutality are compensated in accordance with the solutions of the a host of #EndSARS panels.

The #EndSARS panel is the frequent name of the a host of judicial panels of enquiry dwelling up within the wake of the October 2020 #EndSARS convey in opposition to the cruel activities of the now-disbanded Particular Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The premise of developing the panels used to be muted by the NEC in acquiescence to at least a number of the demands of the protesters.

The NEC, at its Friday meeting, vowed to implement the solutions of the panels.

“Every convey, in collaboration with the federal authorities, shall set modalities for the settlement of all financial compensations awarded by the panels,” the NEC resolution contained in an announcement shared by Mr Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, on Friday, study in piece.

It added, “Already, as resolved by NEC, a sequence of States maintain dwelling up Victims Compensation Funds, from which several victims maintain already acquired payments of sums awarded to them by the panels.”

On the resolution for the prosecution of erring cops, the NEC asked governors to forward copies of the experiences of the a host of #EndSARS panels of their states to their attorneys-frequent for the arraignment of the indicted persons.

“Council directed convey governors to straight forward copies of final experiences of the panels to their Attorneys-Overall for advised arraignment and prosecution of all indicted persons,” it mentioned.

“Where incidents within the experiences expose to matters of discipline, to boot to to prosecution, NEC entreated the Nigeria Police Power to purchase disciplinary motion on the affected officers in accordance with the provisions of the Police Act 2020.”

#ENDSARS Protests
Younger Nigerians at #ENDSARS Protests

’11 convey panels submitted final experiences’

The #EndSARS panel, the frequent methodology of referring to lots of judicial panels of enquiry dwelling as much as investigate police brutality, used to be replicated in 28 states and Abuja.


The premise of developing the panels used to be muted by the NEC within the wake of final year’s #EndSARS convey in opposition to the cruel activities of the now disbanded SARS.

The NEC mentioned 28 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) (below the auspices of the National Human Rights Commission) had dwelling up the Judicial panels/commissions of Inquiry (Panels) “to investigate allegations of violations of human rights levied in opposition to members of the Nigeria Police Power and numerous security companies, especially members of the disbanded Particular Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).”

The 28 states that dwelling up these panels were Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Unpleasant River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Imo, Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba.

It mentioned 11 states – Abia, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Kwara, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, and Rivers – had submitted their final experiences to

“Out of the 28 states, 11 states (Abia, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Kwara, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, and Rivers) maintain submitted their final experiences to Council; with Lagos, dwelling to finalise its sittings on 19th October 2021, submitting an duration in-between document. Governors of quite lots of States including Delta and Ebonyi at right this moment’s meeting also indicated that their experiences would be submitted soon,” it added.

A participant in the #EndSARS protest displaying a now popular slogan.
A participant within the #EndSARS convey exhibiting a now authorized slogan.

EndSARS Sing Anniversary

Within the intervening time, members of the NEC also suggested in opposition to #EndSARS convey anniversary.

Organisers were mobilising for the convey billed to shield on October 20, to coincide with first anniversary of the October 20, 2020 shooting of protesters by troopers at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos at the peak of the #EndSARS convey final year.

Leading human rights advocates care for Femi Falana, a Senior Recommend of Nigeria, maintain backed the organisers and suggested the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to withdraw threats to terminate the still convey.

However the NEC at its meeting held on October 15, “suggested those planning protests to price the anniversary of the ENDSARS “to think again the likelihood”, citing security concerns.

The resolution of the NEC contained in an announcement shared by Mr Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, on Friday, study in piece, “Whereas appreciating the role of correct still protests within the advancement of public discourse below democratic governance, the National Economic Council (NEC) strongly advises those planning public protests across the nation to price the anniversary of the #EndSARS, to maintain in mind assorted correct different methodology of engagement.

“Right here’s due to the the recent security shriek across the nation and the likelihood of such protests being hijacked by armed hoodlums and numerous opportunistic criminals to trigger mayhem at such convey events and venues. Council, due to the this truth, urges the organisers to think again their thought.”

The body mentioned both the federal and convey governments had for the reason that 2020 convey, addressed the protesters’ grievances by guaranteeing “the disbandment of SARS”; “astronomical police reforms”; and “institution of judicial panels of inquiries to investigate allegations of human rights violations by members of the Nigeria Police Power and numerous security companies.”

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