By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, has approved the constitution of a judicial panel of inquiry to look into all complaints by members of the public on alleged illegal activities of officers of Nigeria Police Force in Ondo State.
In a statement made available to Western Post on Monday by the Information and Orientation Commissioner in the state, Donald Ojogo said the decision of the State Government is in line with the decision taken at the last virtual National Executive Council meeting held on Friday, 16th October, 2020.
The membership of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry is as follows:
i Justice Salisu Adesola Sidiq (Rtd), Rtd. High Court Judge – Chairperson
ii. Mrs. Banke Oloba, Representative of Civil Society Groups – Member
iii. Ifeanyi Odili , Representative of Civil Society Group – Member
iv. Mr. Samuel Adetuyi , Rtd. Commissioner of Police – Member
v. Mr. Oluyemi Fasipe Youth Representative – Member
vi Mr. Leo Ologun , Representative of the office of the state Attorney-General – Member
vii. Sunday Oyewole, Representative from the National Human Rights Commission – Member
viii. Mr. Lanre Amuda – Secretary
The Terms of Reference of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry is as follows:
i to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality or related extra- judicial killings by the police in Ondo State;
ii. to evaluate evidence and draw conclusion on validity of complains
iii. to recommend compensation and other remedial measures; and;
vi. to carry out any other assignment that may be deemed necessary pursuant to this purpose.
The Judicial Panel of Inquiry has six months to conclude its assignment and submit its report.
Members of the Panel of Inquiry will be inaugurated on Tuesday by 1 pm.