Lekki capturing: Lagos panel of inquiry points directives to victims, updates on investigations
The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS associated abuses and the Lekki Tollgate Incident has urged victims of the October 20 capturing of Finish SARS protesters by the Military to come back ahead with their petitions.
The physique made the decision throughout its sitting on Monday in Lagos.
Justice Doris Okuwobi (Rtd), the chairperson of the panel, additionally stated that the judicial panel had to date obtained 15 petitions from abuse victims of the disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS).
Okuwobi defined that the panel is unbiased of the Lagos State Authorities and can be sure that people with legitimate complaints of human rights violations will obtain speedy compensation.
“If their circumstances are disposed of in a month or two, compensation, if advisable, ought to go to the victims instantly to assuage their ache.
“We’re trying ahead to memoranda from these affected by the unlucky incident of the capturing on the Lekki Tollgate plaza by the navy.
“The panel has obtained not lower than 15 petitions referring to the disbanded SARS.
“We’re certainly able to start the general public sitting. The petitions are right here with out the petitioners round. The panel will begin full proceedings tomorrow (October 27).
“We’re counting on the civil society to help the panel with credible proof of the killings on the Lekki Tollgate Plaza.
“That is to make sure that there shall be good proof to help the panel make acceptable suggestions in respect of all phrases of reference of the panel,” she stated.
Okuwobi additionally stated the panel couldn’t start proceedings instantly as a result of the nominations for the 2 youth representatives who’re to sit down as a part of the eight-man panel was despatched in late.
She famous that the 2 nominated youth representatives had not but been sworn-in and couldn’t be part of the panel for Monday’s proceedings.
“The panel will most positively sit tomorrow (Tuesday) as a result of they might have been sworn-in and the composition shall be full,” she stated.