The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry investigating cases of brutality and human rights abuses by the police and the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has concluded its sitting.
Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd), chairman of the panel, told journalists that the long-awaited report of the October 20, 2020 Lekki Tollgate ‘shootings’ is being prepared as investigation of the incident, including the taking of evidence and exhibits, have been completed.
Okuwobi assured petitioners that the panel’s recommendations will include compensation to victims, if any, of the Lekki tollgate incident.
She added that untreated or unconcluded petitions will be sent to the supervising Lagos State Ministry of Justice, which may set up a human rights body to handle them.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor, had set up the panel in 2020, following protests against police brutality in the state.