Judicial Panel on Police Brutality Resumes Sitting
Judicial Panel on Police Brutality and Other Related Offences in Lagos resumes sitting despite the absence of two of its member, a youth representative, Rinuola Oduala, and a civil society representative on the panel, Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN.
It would be recalled that Rinuola Oduala, stayed away following her decision last Friday to stop further participation in the proceedings.
Similarly, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was also absent with the leave of the panel.
The activist-lawyer had last Saturday stated that he could quit the panel in the wake of the police handling of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest.
This followed allegations that about 40 protesters, who were arrested at the Lekki Tollgate were stripped naked, beaten and their phones smashed, before their arraignment by the police.
The panel failed to sit on Saturday, and Adegboruwa’s absence yesterday fuelled suggestions that he might have made good his threat to quit.
But the lawyer, who is one of the two civil society representatives on the panel, stated that he had not done so.
Reports indicate that despite the absence of the two, seven other members of the panel sat yesterday to listen to ten petitions listed for hearing.