The chairman of the Katsina State judicial panel of enquiry on police excesses , Justice Abbas Bawale , on Sunday , said the panel would on November 23 , 2020 , commence public hearings in the state .
He said the panel had received 61 petitions from various individuals .
Justice Bawale of the state high court told journalists that the panel would summon the complainants and the defendants to appear before it .
He said the panel will begin its public hearing from Funtua zone where majority of the petitions emanated from , adding that , thereafter , the hearings would be held in Katsina and Daura zones .
Justice Bawale maintained that the panel would complete the public hearings within a week .
He said , “ Presently , we have 56 petitions from Funtua zone of the state and five petitions from Katsina zone . We are expecting more petitions from Daura zone . For now , we have a total of 61 petitions in all.
“ Definitely by November 23 , we shall begin public hearing from Funtua zone and thereafter , move to Katsina and Daura zones .