Petitioner begs #EndSARS panel to support implement court docket judgement


A petitioner, Ibrahim Abubakar, on Tuesday, begged the unprejudiced investigative panel probing instances of police brutality in Abuja to support him to implement a court docket judgement he got against the police.

The judgement delivered on March 3, 2021, by the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, awarded damages against the police over alleged merciless, inhuman and degrading medication meted out to the petitioner.

Represented by his counsel, Godspower Eroga, the complainant pleaded with the panel to support him to web the benefits of his judgement as awarded by the court docket.

The disclose tiny print of the court docket-awarded benefits had been no longer given on the court docket cases of the panel. The panel is continuously known as #EndSARS panel, being a constituted of closing year’s anti-police brutality #EndSARS converse.

“We web made unsuccessful attempts to web the police to conform with the judgement of the High Court,” Mr Eroga told the panel on Tuesday.

Reacting to the advance, Garba Tetengi, who presided over the panel in the absence of its chairperson, Suleiman Galadima, sought to know why the police had but to honour the judgement.

Malik Taiwo, the respondents’ lawyer, acknowledged he turned into stunned that the topic, which had already been decided in favour of the petitioner, turned into aloof being entertained by the panel.

He additionally acknowledged the police had appealed against the judgement, and urged the panel to push aside the petition.

When asked, Mr Taiwo turned into unable to construct the evidence of the filing of the appeal on Tuesday.

The panel refused to push aside the petition. It asked Mr Taiwo to submit the evidence of the entice the panel.

It admitted the High Court judgment as level to ‘I’ and adjourned the case for a anecdote on the appeal.


The petitioner, Mr Abubakar, had previously narrated to the panel how the police maltreated him in Abuja in Might perhaps perchance also 2020.

“On Might perhaps perchance also 19, 2020, at about 1 p.m., while ready to examine the afternoon prayers with my household, I sighted a man who pointed a gun in the direction of my father’s window. I turned into nervous and commenced operating,” he acknowledged.

He acknowledged the police chased him up to 300 miles and in the discontinuance shot him on the leg.

Continuing, Mr Abubakar acknowledged he turned into arrested and brought to Guzape police save of abode in Abuja.

He acknowledged, upon his originate, he turned into taken to Nationwide Clinical institution Abuja the save he underwent an orthopedic medication and plastic surgical procedure on his perfect arm.


The officer to blame of the now defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Guzape police save of abode, the Commissioner of Police, FCT, and the Inspector Popular of Police are the respondents.

The 11-man panel turned into feature up by the Nationwide Human Rights Commission (NHRC) per the keep a question to by #EndSARS protesters at some level of closing year’s avenue demonstrations against the now defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and current acts of police brutality.

It is replicated in about 28 states, most of which web concluded sitting and submitted their stories.

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