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Kaduna Sets Up Panel To Investigate Police Brutality

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Zainab Sanni

Kaduna State Government has constituted a judicial panel of inquiry into acts of police brutality in the state, following the resolution of the National Economic Council (NEC).

A statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye on Friday, confirmed that the Judicial Commission of Inquiry would be inaugurated on Monday, 19th October 2020.

According to the statement, retired Justice David Shiri Wyom is the Chairman of the seven-member panel and AIG Lawal Tanko (rtd) is a member, Rebecca Sako-John and Mustapha Jumare represent the civil Society.

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Adekeye also said that Yakubu Umar Ibrahim represents students, while Nathaniel Sheyi Bagudu and Inna Binta Audu, will represent the youth and National Human Rights Commission respectively.

The statement further said that Hajara Abubakar, acting Director, Citizens Rights Department of the Ministry of Justice, represents the Attorney-General of Kaduna State.

“Representatives of civil society and youth groups will be appointed to join the governor and heads of security agencies deployed in Kaduna State, on the Special Security and Human Rights Committee that will oversee the activities of these security agencies,’’ Adekeye said.

‘’This will be followed by the appointment of members of the Human Rights Complaints Team and the posting of these officers to a Complaints Office to enable members of the public lodge reports on the activities of security agencies and that will be forwarded to the Special Security and Human Rights Committee for appropriate action.”

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