Weekly Updates on the #EndSARS Judicial Panels of Inquiry – No. 2
|Date:||Nov 07 2020|
|Category:||EndSARs, Publications, Reports|
|Tags:||#EndSARs, EiE, EndSARs, Judicial Panel, Lekki Massacre, Panel of Inquiry, Petition, Police Brutality, Report|
In line with the demands of the youth to set up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct, Judicial Panels of Inquiry have been set up in 29 states. The panels are expected to ensure justice for victims of the dissolved Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) and other police units. While 29 states were to commence the constitution of their state panels our findings reveals that 28 have inaugurated their panels of inquiry. Data from 27 states indicated that there are a total of 53 women out of 252-panel members across the 27 states, representing 21% of panel members. While youth representation is at 18.2% which is 46 youth representatives out of 252-panel members across 27 states.