The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has announced an Eight-man judicial inquiry committee led by former Ondo High Court judge, Justice Salisu Sidiq to investigate reports of police brutality in the state.
The Chief of Staff to Governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale, in a statement said “the Judicial Panel of Inquiry has six months to conclude its assignment and submit its report.”
The membership of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry are listed below:
i. Hon. Justice Salisu Adesola Sidiq (Rtd)
Rtd. High Court Judge – Chairperson
ii. Mrs. Banke Oloba
Representative of Civil Society Groups – Member
iii. Ifeanyi Odili
Representative of Civil Society Group – Member
iv. Mr. Samuel Adetuyi
Rtd. Commissioner of Police – Member
v. Mr. Oluyemi Fasipe
Youth Representative – Member
vi. Mr. Leo Ologun
Representative of the office of the state Attorney-General – Member
vii. Sunday Oyewole
Representative from the National Human Rights Commission – Member
viii. Lanre Amuda – Secretary
The Terms of Reference of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry is as follows;
i. to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality or related extra- judicial killings by the police in Ondo State;
ii. to evaluate evidence and draw conclusion on validity of complains;
iii. to recommend compensation and other remedial measures; and
iv. to carry out any other assignment that may be deemed necessary pursuant to this purpose.
Members of the Panel of Inquiry will be inaugurated tomorrow (Tuesday) by 1pm at the Cocoa Conference Hall, Governor’s office, Akure.