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#EndSARS: Clergyman demands N250m from police over brother’s death

#EndSARS: Clergyman demands N250m from police over brother’s death

A clergyman, Henry Sanni, on Friday demanded N250 million from the police for the alleged extra-judicial killing of his brother. Sanni, made the allegation in a petition before the Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigeria police. Sanni told the […]
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#EndSARS: ‘I haven’t seen my husband eight years after SARS arrest’

#EndSARS: ‘I haven’t seen my husband eight years after SARS arrest’

By Ozioruva Aliu A middle-aged woman, Mrs Rita Okungbowa, Monday cried to the Edo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for victims of SARS and related abuses saying she has not seen her husband for the past eight years after he was arrested by men of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS) and she is asking […]

#ENDSARS youths made us proud; more states need Amotekun — Soyinka

#ENDSARS youths made us proud; more states need Amotekun — Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka has said the #ENDSARS protests powered by youths made them proud, adding that more states in the country needed to launch the South-West Security Network Agency, Amotekun, because some groups have no respect for Nigeria’s sovereignty.

#ENDSARS panel summons Badmus, ex-Lagos Police PRO, over brutality

#ENDSARS panel summons Badmus, ex-Lagos Police PRO, over brutality

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related Abuses and Lekki Tollgate incident has summoned the former spokesman of Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmus, to identify an officer who allegedly brutalised a petitioner, Olajide Fowotade.

#ENDSARS Protest: Lekki shootings victim appears before panel with amputated leg

#ENDSARS Protest: Lekki shootings victim appears before panel with amputated leg

By Onozure Dania, Lagos A 27-year-old carpenter and an #ENDSARS protester, Lucky Philemon, who was shot at on October 20, at the Lekki Tollgate, appeared before the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry, on Saturday, with his left leg amputated. The amputee’s lawyer, O. E. Bamgbola, told the panel that the petitioner, a peaceful protester, […]

Kwara lifts businesses looted in #ENDSARS protest

Kwara lifts businesses looted in #ENDSARS protest

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Thursday presented cheques of varying amounts of (non-refundable) grants to 48 businesses whose shops were looted during the October ENDSARS protest in Ilorin, the state capital. The government had in November engaged an independent insurance adjuster and empanelled an 11-person committee, including civic groups and representative of the business […]

#EndSARS Protests: We froze accounts of companies, not individuals— Judge

#EndSARS Protests: We froze accounts of companies, not individuals— Judge

*Says 123, 513 cases pending before the court *As SANs blame attack on courts by hoodlums on sluggish Justice system By Ikechukwu Nnochiri Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, on Tuesday, said it was not true that the court intentionally froze accounts of promoters of the recent #EndSARS protest. Justice Tsoho […]

#EndSARS: BMO accuses Amnesty Int’l, TI of trying to discredit states Judicial Panel

#EndSARS: BMO accuses Amnesty Int’l, TI of trying to discredit states Judicial Panel

By Omeiza Ajayi The Buhari Media Organization BMO has accused global rights watchdog, Amnesty International and anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International of working with their local collaborators in Nigeria to set up parallel investigative panels just so as to rubbish the judicial panels on police brutality earlier constituted by sub-national entities in the country. At a […]

#EndSARS: How police claimed we are gay, extorted us ― Victims

#EndSARS: How police claimed we are gay, extorted us ― Victims

By Ozioruva Aliu – Benin City Three persons namely Johnson Eze a tailor, Hyacinth Inhanrebhor and Pascal Omozee on Monday told the Edo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for victims of SARS and related abuses of how the police arrested them over an allegation that they were gay, tortured and forcefully extorted N100, 000, N50,000 […]

Police killed my son in 2008, ‘arrested’ his corpse, man tells Osun panel

Police killed my son in 2008, ‘arrested’ his corpse, man tells Osun panel

A father of a Mechanic Engineering undergraduate at Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke, Taiwo Daniel has revealed before the State panel of Inquiry against Police brutality and extrajudicial killings how his son, Babatunde Daniel was killed and his corpse withheld by police for 12 years.

#EndSARS Protest: CNN objects to Lagos Judicial Panel’s summon 

#EndSARS Protest: CNN objects to Lagos Judicial Panel’s summon 

By Henry Ojelu Cable News Network, CNN, has objected to a summon issued by the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution of Victims of SARS Related Abuses, for its team of reporters to appear before it today to give evidence on their reportage of the EndSARS protest Lekki shooting. At the hearing Saturday, the […]

Lekki Shootings: #EndSARS protesters’ lawyer asks panel to summon Sanwo-Olu

Lekki Shootings: #EndSARS protesters’ lawyer asks panel to summon Sanwo-Olu

By Onozure Dania – Lagos A counsel to the #EndSARS protesters, Mr Adesina Ogunlana, has urged the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters to summon Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and 12 others. He made the invitation in a December 9 application to […]

#EndSARS protesters’ lawyer asks panel to invite Sanwo-Olu, Fashola, others

#EndSARS protesters’ lawyer asks panel to invite Sanwo-Olu, Fashola, others

By Onozure Dania Lagos- A counsel to the #EndSARS protesters, Mr Adesina Ogunlana has urged the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters to summon Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and 12 others. He made the request in a December 9 application to panel […]