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Kaduna Gov constitute judicial panel on police brutality

Kaduna State Government has constituted a judicial panel of inquiry into acts of police brutality in the state.

A statement by the Special adviser to the state governor on Media and Communication Mr Muyiwa Adekeye says this follows the resolution of the National Economic Council committing state governors to this and other steps to ensure accountability in the operations of police units in their states.

The Statement explains that, the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into acts of brutality by police units in Kaduna Sate will be inaugurated on Monday, 19th October 2020.

“Further to the resolutions of the meeting of the National Economic Council held on Thursday, 15th October 2020, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has approved the constitution of a judicial commission of inquiry into acts of police brutality in Kaduna State.

According to the statement, Justice David Shiri Wyom (rtd.) Is the Chairman of the Commission.

It explains that, representatives of civil society and youth groups will be appointed to join the Governor and heads of security agencies deployed in the State on the Special Security and Human Rights Committee that will oversee the activities of security agencies.

“This will be followed by the appointment of members of the Human Rights Complaints Team and the posting of 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”

Aminu Dalhatu

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