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#ENDSARS: Oyo Gov. Inaugurates Judicial Committee

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has inaugurated an 11- man judicial panel of inquiry to investigate human right violation, police brutality and extra judicial killings following the ENDSARS protests in line with federal directives.

Inaugurating the panel at the executive council chambers of the Governor’s office, Ibadan, Governor Makinde said the delay in the composition of the panel was to ensure quality representation and clarity of cases the panel would handle.

Governor Makinde explained that about 50 petitions had been received and urged residents who might have issues of human right violation and police brutality to seek redress with the panel.

The governor added that cases of those killed during the ENDSARS protests including police officers would be thoroughly investigated and perpetrators will be brought to book .

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Governor Makinde equally enjoined the panel to be fair and objective for justice and equity to prevail on the task ahead. 

Speaking on a bill to regulate social media, Governor Makinde noted that South West Governors at a recent meeting held in Lagos didn’t vote in favour of a clampdown on social media but agreed that the current cyber crime act should deal with issues in that regard.

In a remark, the state commissioner for Justice, Professor Oyelowo Oyewo, assured the citizen of Oyo state that the Judicial Panel of Inquiry would discharge its mandate accordingly.

The panel comprises Hon. Justice Badejoko Adeniji (chairman), Prof John Akintayo, Mrs. Wunmi Odutayo, Nasir Sulaiman, Ms. Mary Kolawole, Babatunde Oduyoye, Mrs. Mariam Badmus, Ms. O Akintayo, Falowo Saheed, Agbeja Adebobola and Mrs. Olufolakemi Ogundele (Secretary)

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