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Police brutality: Panel investigated 310 petitions in Anambra – Official

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Police brutality: Panel investigated 310 petitions in Anambra – Official

Anambra‘s judicial panel on police brutality and other related issues said it investigated 310 petitions received from residents of the state.

Vincent Ezekwueme, a member representing the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Anambra on the panel, revealed this to reporters in Enugu on Thursday.

Mr Ezekwueme, who is also the chairman of the Civil Liberties Organization in Anambra, said the number of cases under investigation in the state remains the highest of any state in the federation.

He also said the panel was phasing out its activities, adding that it was currently in the stage of rechecking and concluding its findings.

According to him, the panel is working meticulously to ensure that it lives up to its mandate and mandate.

Mr Ezekwueme said the panel was about to present an “interesting report” and an appropriate recommendation.

“The panel is on the right track. You know that we have received 310 petitions, the highest in the country.

“The panel heard, investigated and reviewed all 310 petitions and is currently making its findings and drawing conclusions.

“The panel led by retired judge Veronica Umeh is committed to doing justice to all petitions and complaints that have come before it.

“He is committed to honoring his mandate,” added Mr. Ezekwueme.

Recall that the panel of 37 members was set up on October 20, 2020 to examine the allegations of brutality and extrajudicial executions by the late Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

The panel was mandated to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality related to torture, brutality and extrajudicial killings by SARS and state police.

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