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The Ogun state Judicial Panel of Investigation, on Monday said it had received a total of 105 petitions so far and had treated 19 cases on police brutality and human rights abuses in six weeks of its inauguration.
The Chairman, Ogun the Panel , Justice Solomon Olugbemi said the Panel has put an end to submission.
Justice Olugbemi who made this known in a chat with news men at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta.
Speaking on the deadline of petition submission, the Chairman revealed that, “our initial deadline for submission was 18th November, 2020 before it was extended to the end of November to give room for more petitions.
The Chairman added that the panel will do all in its power to ensure that nobody is witch hunted, assuring that justice would be delivered based on evidences provided and adequate evaluation.
On his part, Barr. Femi Aina, counsel to Mrs. Fatimah Elegbede, one of the petitioners who in her petition alleged that some members of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) killed her husband unlawfully, expressed optimism that justice is near with the calibre of the Panel members and the kind of questions they were asking during cross examination.
On her part, the petitioner, Mrs. Fatimah Elegbede called on government to help her investigate the death of her husband and also support her financially so as to take care of her daughter adequately.