The Lagos State Judicial Panel Of Inquiry which is set up to address the issue of police brutality has been reportedly suspended its sitting independently.
The suspension was announced on Saturday by the chairperson of the panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi (retired)
The panel was expected to conclude its sitting on October 19.
This is coming hours after Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), a member of the panel raised an alarm of plans to frustrate the team of reaching a meaningful conclusions on investigations into the October 20 Lekki Toll Gate incident.
“EndSARS Panel Being Frustrated; there are attempts to frustrate the EndSARS Judicial Panel from reaching meaningful conclusions on investigations into the Lekki Toll Gate Incident of 20th October 2020. I will give details subsequently,” he posted on Facebook.
In October 2020, many Nigerians took to the streets to demonstrate against police brutality under the #EndSARS campaign.
The demands led to the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force.
Recall that on October 19, 2020, Lagos State Government set up the judicial panel of inquiry and restitution to investigate cases of human rights abuses by operatives of the now-disbanded SARS and other security agencies.