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End SARS: Judicial panel disposes 23 cases in Osun

The Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Associated Further Judicial Killings, on Friday mentioned it has disposed of 23 instances out of 34 petitions earlier than it.

The chairman of the panel, Justice Akin Oladimeji (rtd.), disclosed this on Friday in Osogbo whereas talking with journalists.

He disclosed that it reserved its suggestions as a part of efforts to make sure justice and sufficient compensations for all.

The retired Justice mentioned the panel reserved its suggestions in a few of the instances already concluded in step with judicial process.

Justice Oladimeji, who reaffirmed the dedication of the panel to make sure equity and fairness in all of the petitions introduced earlier than it, mentioned members of the panel had been working rigorously to make sure sufficient compensations to these with good instances.

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“We struck out 12 instances out of 23 instances that now we have concluded and three instances had reached the ultimate handle stage, whereas 8 instances are pending for listening to and additional listening to,” Oladimeji added.

Requested why the panel has not been awarding compensations to petitioners with real instances, Oladimeji mentioned, “It’s typical to finish all of the instances earlier than awarding compensations”.

A petitioner, Chief Jelili Adegoke Raheem, had voluntarily withdrawn his petition earlier than the panel following his resolution to settle the matter.

The petitioner had in his petition claimed that he was overwhelmed to stupor by one Superintendent Dayo Ezekiel who allegedly punched him for no cause on October 2nd, 2020 whereas exiting a motor-park round Oke-Baale, Osogbo.

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The Counsel for the petitioner, Barrister Michael Akinwande, in an software forwarded earlier than the panel for the withdrawal of the case, mentioned his shopper had settled the matter amicably with the accused individual earlier than the adjournment.

He mentioned it was fascinating to know that the erring officer had complied with the order of the superior police officer that had earlier charged him to formally apologise to his shopper earlier than the case was introduced earlier than the panel.

The panel nonetheless adopted the ultimate handle written by the counsel for Mr. Ibrahim Olagoke who had petitioned the police for brutality.

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