EndSARS Panel: Widow Seeks Financial Support for Daughter, as Panel Receives 105 Petitions

Admin 01-Dec-2020 Nigeria_News

A widow on Monday appealed to Ogun State Judicial panel of investigation to assist her  financially to enable her take care of daughter left behind by her husband alleged to have been murdered by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Abuja City Journal has gathered.

The petitioner, Fatimah Elegbede, spoke during the sitting of the panel at Magistrate Court, Isabo, Abeokuta.

She expressed hopes that, given the caliber and variety of individuals on the panel, she would get justice, calling for through investigation into her petition against SARS.

The woman insisted, through her petition, that the disbanded SARS killed her husband unlawfully, noting that since demise of the family breadwinner, she and her bereaved daughter have found survival difficult.

Chairman of panel, Justice Solomon Olugbemi, in a chat with journalists, revealed the panel had received a total of 105 petitions on police brutality and human rights abuses.

He also said the panel has put an end to submission following expiration of the date for submission, adding within the last six weeks it started sitting, the panel had treated 19 out of the 105  petitions submitted.

Said he: "Our initial deadline was 18th November, 2020 before it was extended to the end of November to give room for more petitions”, Olugbemi said, even as he added the panel would do all in its power to ensure that nobody is witch hunted, and that justice would be served based on evidences provided and upon adequate evaluation.

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