The Guardian (Nigeria)

Abuja ENDSARS panel adjourns four extra- judicial killing cases till Nov 1

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- From Ameh Ochojila, Abuja

Tindepende­nt investigat­ive panel on human rights violation by the defunct Special AntiRobber­y Squad ( SARS) and other units of the Nigeria Police Force ( NPF), yesterday, adjourned four cases till November 1, 2021 for the adoption of written addresses..

Chaired by Justice Suleiman Galadima ( rtd.), the panel sitting at the National Human Right Commission ( NHRC), Abuja, had received petition of alleged extra- judicial killing of one Festus Idehen, brought against SARS of the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT).

The Idehen family had requested the panel to grant the N200 million damages against the police for allegedly killing their member.

One Mustapha Buktar also brought a similar complaint of alleged unlawful arrest, detention, torture and inhuman treatment before the panel against the police.

In the cases marked 020/ IIP/ SARS/ ABJ/ 130 and 2020/ IIP/ SARS/ ABJ/ 140, the complainan­ts requested the panel to grant substantiv­e orders against the police for various human right infraction­s.

Other complainan­ts, Chinyere Igwetu and Ejiofor Umunna, had also petitioned SARS for alleged extra- judicial killing, torture, unlawful arrest and disobedien­ce to court orders.

The complainan­ts sought the relief of the panel to assuage the alleged infraction­s of human rights by the police.

After carefully listening to arguments of the parties and adaption of written addresses, the panel adjourned the matters for reports.

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