The Federal Government’ s Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights Violations by Special Anti – Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police will begin its proceedings with a ceremonial sitting today (Wednesday ).
The Chairman of the 11 – man panel , Justice Suleiman Galadima, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court , confirmed this to one of our correspondents on Tuesday .
“ The panel ’ s sitting will begin at 10 am on Wednesday at the ceremonial courtroom of the FCT High Court in Maitama, Abuja , ” he said .
He said the panel had received about 160 petitions from different parts of country .
The panel was , on October 21 , 2020 , inaugurated by the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission , Mr Tony Ojukwu , in response to the nationwide # EndSARS protests organised by the youth to press for proscription of SARS , an end to police brutality, and reform of the police .
Some soldiers had barely 24 hours earlier , on October 20 , 2020 , opened fire on some of the peaceful protesters who gathered at the Lekki Tollgate Plaza in Lagos shortly after the state government declared a curfew .