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Details of EndSARS State Judicial Panels of Inquiry in Nigeria

STATE CLEEN OBSERVERS NBA PRO BONO LAWYERS LIST OF JUDICIAL PANELS TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR JUDICIAL PANEL MEMBERS DATE OF INUAGURATION PERIOD OF SITTING AND VENUE HOW TO FILE PETITION NO OF PETITION RECIEVED
ABIA 1. SAM EKWURIBE (NL) Pathtogrowth Entrepreneurship Centre Eksammy@gmail.com 07034694070   2. The details of the NBA, ABIA BRANCH CHAIRMAN. BERTRAM FAOTU ESQ. NO. 64 HOSPITAL ROAD, ABA. 08036670991 Kalu Emmanuel Chisom, E.C KALU ESQ. NO. 35 ST. MICHAEL’S ROAD, ABA. CHISOMKALUESQ@GMAIL.COM   07038115438 The panel is headed by retired Justice Sunday Imo.
Other members of the panel are – Mrs. Uzoamaka Ikonne, Mr. John Nwakanma, Mr. Daniel Chinagozi, Mr. Zuby Ariwa, Mr. Eric Ikwuagwu, Bishop Sunday Onuoha and Mr. John Emejor. The rest are – Mr. Nnanna Nwafor, Mrs. Doris Ogala, Mrs. Uche Nwokocha, Mr. Nkemjika Nnadozie, Mr. Enyinnaya Nwigwe, Mrs. Anastasia Uchenna, Mr. Ndubuaku Nwogu, and Mr. Steve Sylvanus.  
The panel’s terms of reference shall include investigating cases  of extrajudicial killings by men and officers of the Police Force and those of other security agencies, from 2015 to date, investigate all forms of police brutality, extortion and intimidation from 2015 to date, ascertain the immediate and remote causes of the #EndSARS protest and other grievances associated to it, Others terms include to examine the root causes of the hijack of the hitherto peaceful #EndSARS protest by hoodlums and identify those involved as well as do all other things necessary to give effect to the terms of reference including but not limited to the recommendations to government on possible compensations to ascertained victims.


23rd October, 2020 Abia Sitting days are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.   Aguiyi Ironsi Conference Centre, Umuahia Submit of Hard copy petition to the Secretary of the Commission at the Ministry of Justice, Umuahia.   Submit through email to the commission.   Interested members of the public are requested to address and submit their petitions/memoranda TO THE SECRETARY OF THE PANEL, OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL/PERMANENT SECRETARY MINISTRY OF JUSTICE, UMUAHIA.   *Time of submission is 9am – 4pm , Mondays to Fridays   Or By Email to: abiajudicialpanel@gmail.com   Or Online :   http://www.bit.ly/abiajudicialpanel   *Submissions to reach the secretariat not later than Thursday  15th November. 52 4 were listed for hearing at the inaugural sitting but the hearings could not proceed because the defendants did not appear before the panel and the counsel said he was not prepared. Cases were adjourned till November 18, 2020 The 4 cases could not be heard as the police were unprepared
ADAMAWA MUHAMMED GIDADO (NL)   2.ZUBAINA (L) NBA CHAPTER, ADAMAWA The Judicial Panel of Inquiry which has Justice Adamu Hobon (Rtd) as Chairman and Permanent Secretary Security as Secretary has six months from the date of inauguration to submit its report   Other members of the Panel include; AIG Ibrahim Baba Ahmed (Rtd), Barr. Samuel Yaumande (Solicitor General) Representing Ministry of Justice. His Lordship Bishop Japheth Tonmwaso, Rep. of CAN, Alhaji Wakili Usman Ibrahim Rep. of MCN, and Grace Mamza, Rep. of Human Rights Commission.   The rest are, James Kamale, President SUG MAUTECH, Yola Rep. of Students, Ambassador Ajeni Delo Rep. of Youth Organizations, Barr. Nafisatu Bala, Red Cross Society of Nigeria (RCSN) Rep. of Civil Society, and Hajiya Tanee Kabiru Bitoko NCWS, Rep. of Civil Society   The panel has as its terms of reference among others to receive and investigate complaints on Police brutality or related extra-judicial killings, evaluate evidence and establish nature of the abuses.   It is to also establish whether or not there are individuals in custody and reason why they are kept in custody, establish whether they have been arraigned in court as well as establish how many died in custody.   The panel is to also establish incidences of financial and material extortions, damages caused and determine any compensation to be paid to the victims or their relations 20th October, 2020 Universal Basic Education Conference Hall Physical submission and oral lodging of complaints. Also, complaints can be lodged through an E-mail and WhatsApp The Secretary to the panel could not provide information on the number of petitions received so far
AKWA IBOM SAVIOUR AKPAN   COMPPART Foundation for Justice and Peace Building   08066670864   NBA AKAWA IBOM CHAPTER Members of the panel are; Chairman, Rtd. Justice Ifiok Ukana, Secretary/Representative of State Attorney General, Mfon Edemekong Esq, Representative of Civil Society Organisations and Protesters is Manti Umoh.   Others are Representative of Civil Society Organisations, Harris Udoh, Representative of the Police, Barr. Bassey Essien while the Youths Representative is Barr. Omen Bassey.     To receive and investigate complaints of alleged police brutality, human rights violations and extrajudicial killings in the state. The Panel is also mandated to evaluate and present evidence surrounding the circumstances and draw conclusions as to the validity of the complaints raised. The panel of inquiry was inaugurated on the 23rd of October 2020 Monday to Thursday A daily sitting has commenced as at 1st of November, 2020. The panel has ordered that copies of the petitions be served on all parties involved while summons have also been issued to them to appear before it. The judicial panel also extended time for submission of memoranda by 7days, beginning from Tuesday, November 17 and urged members of the public to use the extension of time to submit their petitions.   92   The panel at the High Court 8, Fulga road, Uyo also announced receipt of 92 cases of police brutality but mentioned eight. The first case of the murder considered was that of one Alade Jonathan Farojoye – a fisherman and pastor with Deeper Life Bible Church who was allegedly murdered by the police at Iwoukpom, Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The Judicial Panel of Investigation on incidences of police brutality and other human rights violations in Akwa Ibom State at its inaugural sitting on Monday considered two cases of alleged extra-judicial killings by the men of Nigerian police in the state. The panel at the High Court 8, Fulga road, Uyo also announced receipt of 92 cases of police brutality but mentioned eight. The first case of the murder considered was that of one Alade Jonathan Farojoye – a fisherman and pastor with Deeper Life Bible Church who was allegedly murdered by the police at Iwoukpom, Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The second case considered by the judiciary panel was on the alleged killing of one Mr. Augustine Effiong, a taxi driver by men of the Special Anti-robbery Squared, SARS. Counsels to the victims told the panel that corpses of both Farojoye allegedly murdered in September 2017 and Effiong in October 2019 were yet to be released to their families for burial despite several appeals to the police. However, the Chairman of the judicial panel, Justice Ifiok Ukana, in his remarks promised that the panel would offer fair hearing to all parties involved, adding that the it will make recommendations to the state government, and where necessary direct the State Attorney General to ensure that those culpable are prosecuted and compensation given to families of victims.    
ANAMBRA 1. OGOEGBUNA SOMTO STELLA (L) 2. UGOCHI EHIARUIKE (L)   Kaine Ananwune Anaocha 08063539292   Ekene Okonkwo Awka 08063878269   Kingsley Awuka Nnewi 08034704089   Dr. Emefiena Idemili 07038137153   Jim Abel ofoma Aguata 08033443399   Anthony Okafor Ôtuocha 08033912407   Steven ononye Onitsha 08033427947     Vitalis ihedigbo Ihiala 08033366227 Some of the members include Justice Umeh as Chairman, Dr.Uju Nwogu member, Commissioner for Youths and Creative Economy, Prof Theresa Obiekezie, Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mark Okoye, Commissioner for Lands, Bonaventure Enemali as members. Others are Youth Representatives from Anambra North, Innocent Nduanya, Anambra Central, Nwabufo Nwankwo and Anambra South, Damian Ukatu.   Other representatives were Chairman Anambra National Youth Council of Nigeria, Samuel Egwuatu, Youth Leader Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chuma Okpalezeukwu and other youths organizations. Equally among the committee are representatives from various religious organizations, Traditional Rulers’ Council, and leaders of #EndSars protesters. The Panel which has one (1) months from the date of its inauguration to submit its report has the following terms of reference: i. to receive and investigate complaints of Police brutality or relating to torture, high-handedness, and alleged extra judicial killings by SARS and police in the State; ii to evaluate evidence presented and other surrounding circumstances and draw conclusions as to the validity of the complaint(s); iii. Recommend appropriate sanctions and proffer solutions; iv. Recommend compensation and other remedial measures where appropriate to the State Government; and v. To submit report to the State Government within one (1) month.   16th October, 2020 Tuesdays and Thursdays; treating 5 cases per day Interested members of the public are requested to submit Petitions, Complaints or Memoranda in Ten (10) hard copies of A4 size paper with double spacing and addressed to: The Secretary,
ANAMBRA STATE JUDICIAL PANEL OF INQUIRY ON POLICE BRUTALITY, EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS
C/o the Office of the SSG Anambra Government, Government House Awka. Soft copies of the Petition, Complaints or memoranda shall be submitted by E-mail to the following E-mail address: EndSARSjpi@anambrastate.gov.ng Please take notice that all Petitions, Complaints or Memoranda should be submitted to the Panel not later than two weeks from the date of this publication. The Panel will hold public sittings on the dates and venue to be communicated to the public in due course. For further enquiries, interested members of the public can call or send text messages to the secretariat of the Panel on any of the following numbers: 08037723441
08033203665 and
08034704089 between the hours of 8am – 4pm on weekdays  
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BAUCHI 1. MBAMI ILIYA SABKA (NL)   2. NBA CHAPTER, BAUCHI Justice Habibu Idris (Rrt. Hight Court Judge (Chairman) CP. Hamisu Makama (Rtd) Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, Bauch Chapter Representative of Human Right Commission State (NHRC) Representative of FIDA, Bauchi State Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Bauchi State Representative of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Bauchi Representative of National Council of Women Society, Bauchi State (NCWS) Representative of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Bachi State Representative of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Bachi Sate Represenative of NACCIMA, Bauch State
Representative of Miyetti Allah Kautel Hore, Bauchi State Reprentative of Miyetti Allah MACBAN, Bauchi State Represenative of NURTW, Bachi State Comrade Mohammed Nasiru Umar ATBU representative NUBASS, Representatve of of Attoney-General/Commissioner of Justice
The panel is saddled with the responsibilities of receiving complaints and petitions from members of the public, identifying the culprits and proffering recommendations to the government has six months to submit its report. Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 They have not started sitting   No petition has been received
BAYELSA 1. AUTHORITY BENSON (NL)   2.STANLEY DAMABIDE 08032861995 Damabidestanley7@gmail.com Former Chariman NBA Bayelsa State NBA CHAPTER, BAYELSA The panel is headed by Retired Justice Y.B. Ogola with Barr. Alaowei Opokuma as Secretary. Others are A.T. Ambaowei, Mr Fortune Alfred Godson, Miss Perelade Demanche both representing civil society and Russell Newman representing the National Human Rights Commission The panel is to investigate, evaluate the validity of information garnered, and make recommendations for compensation to victims as the terms of reference given by the Governor The terms of reference also include “to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality and or related extra-judicial killing in Bayelsa State; evaluate evidence, draw conclusions and make findings on the validity of the complaints; and to recommend compensation and other remedial measures.

Bayelsa State Judicial panel was inaugurated by Governor Douye Diri on the 28th of October, 2020   Invites have, therefore, been sent out by the committees for victims of police brutality and abuses to submit their petitions for sitting to commence all petitions should be submitted to the Ministry of Justice at the state secretariat complex, Yenagoa, the state capital city All petitions should be submitted in eight copies to the secretary, Mr Alaowei Opokuma at Ministry of Justice, 2nd floor, State Secretariat Complex, Ovom, Yenagoa 20
BENUE 1. AMBASSADOR ONOJA (NL)   2. NBA CHAPTER, BENUE Chairman of the panel, Retired Justice Adam Onum Josephine Habba, Moses Asoo, Commissioner of Police, Anthony Ogboji (rtd), Ityonongu Mark, Joshua Tiv, Joshua Tyoyer and Edward Yange who will serves as secretary. The terms of reference which include: to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality, human rights violations or related extra-judicial killings. The panel is also to evaluate the evidence presented/other surrounding circumstances, and draw conclusions as to the validity of the complaint and to recommend compensation and other remedial measures where appropriate among other things.   21st October, 2020 Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays Court 6, Makurdi   28 One of the petitioners, Terfa Gundu, who narrated how police arrested and tortured him until he had to confess to the crime he didn’t commit to save his life, is asking for N5 billion as damages. Others complained of several cases of brutality by policemen  
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CROSS RIVER 1. MANDU OBOT (NL)   2. BARISTER JAME IBOR (08037367684) NBA CHAPTER, CROSS RIVER. The Chairman of the panel, Justice Michael Edem, Following the directive of the state governor, His Excellency Sir Ben Ayade that inventory be taken of all vandalized property during the recent #ENDSARS violence in some part of Cross River State, notice is hereby given to all Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as private property owners whose property was similarly affected, to meet with the Honorable Comissioner for Tourism & Culture as follows: Date: Monday November 16, 2020 Venue: Conference Room of the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Development, 5th floor, Okoi Arikpo House, Calabar Time: 10am prompt Those concerned are advised to attend the meeting with inventories of their loss to enable the taskforce team carry out verification exercise. Cross River State panel of inquiry was inaugurated by Governor Ben Ayade 11th November, 2020  prompt. Hearing will commence on same date. Venue: Ministry of Justice Headquarters,Calabar. 14 hard copies of the Petition and one electronic copy (soft copy) are required to be submitted at the office of the Attorney General of the State and Honourable Commissioner for Justice/Secretary of the Panel, Ministry of Justice, Calabar. 39
DELTA 1. ORUGBO ENDURANCE OVUODO (NL)   2.   The panel has Justice Celestina Ogisi (retd) as Chairman and Omamuzo Erebe as Secretary.   Other members of the panel are:   AIG David Igbodo (retd), Harrison Gwamnishu representing the youths, Comrade Godwin Oyovweadjebore representing students, Freedom Atsepoyi and Ambassador Eris Jewo–Ibi representing the civil society groups andNicholas Osadolor representing the Human Rights Commission.   . The panel terms of reference shall investigate cases of allegations of police brutality and extrajudicial killings. The panel has further called on citizens to come forward with complaints and memoranda stating the facts of alleged complaints of police brutality and related extrajudicial killings within Delta State as the judicial panel has three months from the date of its inauguration to submit its report and has the following terms of reference;   “The panel is to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality and related extrajudicial killings.   “The judicial panel will also evaluate the evidence presented as well as other surrounding circumstances and draw conclusions as to the validity of the complaints. The judicial panel will also recommend compensation and other remedial measures where appropriate,” The panel was inaugurated on Monday, October 19, 2020 at the Government House, Asaba Asaba seating days are Monday and Tuesday with about 10cases filed as at the day of report submission Warri seating days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday   Though seating may also be cancelled if necessary. It said each memoranda should be supported with photographs, video clips and other material evidence where available. The notice also said each memorandum should state the name, telephone number and contact address of the petitioner, who will be required to give evidence before the panel. It stated that the memoranda should be submitted in 16 copies to the Secretary, Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Extra Judicial Killings, c/o Ministry of Justice Headquarters, 26 Ogbolu Onwuka Road, Asaba. According to the notice, additional memoranda can be submitted at the zonal offices of the Ministry of Justice, while soft copies can be submitted by email at thejudicialpanelonpolicebrutality@deltastate.gov.ng.    
EBONYI 1. PSTR GABRIEL ODOM (NL)   2.   Members of the judicial panel of inquiry includes Justice Alloy Nwankwo (Rtd) as  chairman, a retired Assistant Inspection General of Police, Kelvin Opoke  Igwe Uche, Olisa Nwuruku, Emmanuel ObasiLouisa Nwebonyi, Christopher Okorie as members. Emmanuel Onwe is to serve as secretary.   The Panel was inaugurated by the Governor on October 20, 2020.  
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EDO 1.BLESSING EROMON (NL) 2. ANNIE UMORU (NL)   The Panel is chaired by Justice Ada Ehigiamusoe, while Joyce Ugbodaga is the Secretary to the Committee. “Other members of the Committee include Bishop Feb Idahosa, (Clergy); Francis Osayi, (ASUU); Comrade Osahon Obasuyi (NYC); Prest Aigbokhian (Civil Society); Mrs Uloaku Uzamere (NCWS); Comrade Pius Efofan (NANS); Pius Okpere (#EndSARS Movement); Comrade Kola Edokpayi (#EndSARS Movement); Mrs Felicia Monyei (Ministry of Justice) and a Representative of security forces.   to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly, victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings.   To advise on compensation or restitution to the victims, or, where the victim has been killed, to the family of the victim, based on condition which shall be clearly laid out by the committee. To ensure that compensation is paid within 14 days of the decision to compensate   The panel of inquiry in Edo state was inaugurated on the 26th of October ,2020. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays   Civic Center between Block C and Block D ,new secretariat complex opposite Efcc office ,Benin The secretariat is open to petitions from Monday to Friday. It is like a court as petitioners whose cases are to be heard takes the oath of telling the truth Petitions are submitted either through the official mail of the panel; endsarsjudicialinquiry@edostate.gov.ng  or physically at their secretariat located at The civic center between Block C and Block D ,new secretariat complex opposite Efcc office ,Benin . Or for enquiries the numbers to call are 0913115165 ,07051093406, 07051093420 57   On Tuesday last week a case of police brutality was heard which was reported by the Okungbowa’s family against a former DPO (Carol) who allegedly ordered the killing and Burial of their son (Ibrahim momodu)and they have been seeking for justice ever since ,there was a police lawyer who was standing in defense of the said DPO and after much argument ,it was agreed that the lawyer takes time to study the petition while the case was adjourned with other cases that wasn’t heard till this week . Some complaints/petitions we have seen reportedly happened so many years ago(10-15yrs) and the panel has appealed that those with recent cases should come out and speak up or write and submit their petitions
EKITI 1. RITA IZILAFE ILEVBARE (L)   2.   Retired judge, Cornelius Akintayo Other members of the panel include Dipo Ayeni (Rtd Commissioner of Police); Yetunde Kolawole, State Counsel (representing the Honourable Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice); Kikelomo Owolabi (Chairperson, Nigerian Bar Association, Ikere Ekiti Branch); Rotimi Ojomoyela (Chairperson, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Ekiti State Council); Jamiu Adigun (Representative, National Human Rights Commission); Adeyinka Opaleke (Representative, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria); Akin Rotimi; Caroline Fakinlede (Ekiti State Youths Representative); Omowumi Deborah (Youth Representative); Asiwaju Oladimeji (Youth Representative) and Abiola Johnson-Ogunleye (Ekiti State Students Representative). the terms of reference of the panel to include receiving and investigating complaints of police brutality or other related extra-judicial killings. The panel, amongst others, is expected to receive and investigate complaints of violence against individuals, police officers, and other members of the security agencies in every part of Ekiti State in the course of the protest. It would also evaluate the evidence presented and other surrounding circumstances in order to draw conclusions on the validity of the complaints received.   22nd October, 2020 Tuesdays and Fridays   13 2 cases were dropped due to lack of jurisdiction
ENUGU 1. CHINWIKE CHIJIOKE CHINWIKE (L)   2.MIRIAM MENKITI   The panel consists of Justice Kingsley Ude (Rtd) as Chairman, the founding Director of Women’s Aid Collective (WACOL), Prof. Joy Ezeilo and the Comrade Osmond Ugwu as members representing the Civil Society Organizations. Other members of the panel include an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Ikechukwu Odokoro (Rtd); representative of the youth, Charles Ogbu; representative of students, Comrade Stephen Ani, who is the Student Union President, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). Others are the State Coordinator, National Human Rights Commission, Enugu State, Dr. Valentine Madubuko and Mr Onochie Obuna, representing the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, who serves as secretary of the panel.   i. to receive and investigate complaints of Police brutality or related extra judicial killings: ii to evaluate evidence presented/other surrounding circumstances and draw conclusions as to the validity of the complaint(s); and lii. Recommend compensation and other remedial measures, where appropriate.   The panel of inquiry in Ekiti was inaugurated on 22nd October   Court 3 of the state High Court   The panel meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays   58
GOMBE 1. ZAINAB ABDULMUMINI ABUBAKAR (L)   2.   Members of the committee:   Hon. Justice Sa’ad Muhammad (Rtd)    Chairman   Barr. Ibrahim M. Attahir            CP Stephen A. Audu (Rtd)         Barr. Ayuba Mohammed Shamsudeen          Barr. Caleb Ubale                Barr. Haruna Yelma            Amb. Ibrahim Yusuf 3000              Barr. Elizabeth Jalo Okochie           Aliyu Sa’ad Hassan                 Dudu Mamman Manuga           Com. Alamin Ibrahim Mohammad       Abdussalam Muhammad             Secretary     The Terms of Reference of the Commission are amongst, others to receive and investigate complaints from victims or the families of victims and members of the public of allegations of human rights violations by personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and any other Nigeria Police Unit or security agency in Gombe State
The committee is also to identify personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and any other Nigeria Police Unit or security agency in Gombe State responsible for violating the human rights of any person and to recommend to appropriate Federal or State Government agencies appropriate sanctions, punishment or other penalties to be imposed on any personnel responsible for violating the human rights of any person in Gombe State. In addition, the committee is also mandated to identify persons or group of persons who counselled, procured or sponsored acts of violation of human rights committed by personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and any other Nigeria Police Units or security agency in Gombe State and to recommend sanctions or remedial measures against such person or group of persons.
Gombe state panel was inaugurated by the state Governor on the 31st of October     3
IMO 1. EMMANUEL  OBASI (NL)   2. HERBERT OFORMA (L) 07034294973     Inaugural meeting was held on 3rd of November,   The 17 members of the Imo State Judicial Commission on inquiry into Police Brutality and Related Extra-Judicial killings led by Hon. Justice Florence Duruoha-Igwe (Rtd)





Evaluate all cases presented before them and make recommendations to Government on where compensations should be paid and also determine the appropriate punishment for the Police officers or members of the disbanded SARS that committed such crime, where necessary.   The panel is to identify all those who have made claims of police brutality, investigate them and make appropriate recommendations, including possible compensations and sanctions
The panel is also to examine existing police structures in the country, including the remuneration regime and makes recommendations for comprehensive reforms in the police to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.




19th October, 2020 3 days a week at Hold High Court, Owerri. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays   2
JIGAWA                
KADUNA 1. SARAH ALALADE (L) 2. Samson A. Audu Esq 1st floor, Imam House, NNN Building, Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna 08038881968   Chairman: Hon. Justice David Shiri Wyom (Rtd)

Members: AIG Lawal Tanko (Rtd)Rebecca Sako John (CSO)Mustapha Jumare (CSO)Yakubu Umar Ibrahim (Student)Nathaniel Sheyi Bagudu (Youth) Inna Binta Audu (NHRC) Secretary Hajara Jibrin Abubakar (MOJ) rep the AG  
Receive and investigate complaints of Police brutality or related extra judicial killings;

1.2 Evaluate evidence presented with other surrounding circumstances and draw conclusions on validity of complaints; and

1.3 Recommend compensation and other remedial measures where appropriate.

The Commission is given six months from the date of its inaugural sitting to complete its assignment.
Kaduna Panel of Enquiry inaugurated on the 19th Oct. 2020. Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays   The Secretariat is at General Hassan Usman Katsina House, Kawo Kaduna In a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, by the secretary of the panel, Hajara Jibrin Abubakar, the public is advised to submit the petition/memoranda on or before 25 November, 2020, in 15 hard copies. She said the petition/memoranda should also be addressed to the Secretary, Judicial Panel of Inquiry into act of police brutality and other related extra-judicial killings in Kaduna State, former Protocol Office Building, General Hassan Usman Katsina House, Kawo, Kaduna. “All enquiries on the activities of the panel should be addressed to the Secretary of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on email: panelofinquiry.policebrutality@gmail.com. She noted that each petition/memoranda should be accompanied have photographs attached, video clips and or other material evidence, where available. Abubakar also said each memorandum should also state the name, telephone number and contact address of the petitioner (s) who may be required to give oral evidence before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry at the public sittings. “Submission of petitions/memoranda can be submitted at any of the following offices, Zone One: Ministry of Justice Zonal Office, Dogarawa Zaria, Ministry of Justice Zonal office Saminaka and all Local Government Secretariats (Office of the Secretary to Local Government). “Zone Two: Department of Citizens Right, Ministry of Justice. Kaduna State Secretariat Independence Way Kaduna, Judicial Panel of Inquiry Secretariat, General Hassan Usman Katsina House, Kawo Kaduna,
All Local Government Secretariats, (Office of the Secretary to Local Government) and National Human Rights Commission, Baron House Office Complex, 14A Muhmmad Buhari Way, Kaduna. “Zone Three; Ministry of Justice Zonal office Kafanchan, All Local Government Secretariats (Office of the Secretary to Local Government).  
Kaduna State Judicial Panel Secretary, Hajaratu Mohammed, also confirmed to TheCable that the state has received several petitions from indigenes. Mohammed said although three petitions were submitted directly to her office, the total number of petitions received cannot be ascertained as the panel is yet to have its inaugural sitting. She confirmed that some petitions have been received by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in the state and some other offices at the local government level.  
KANO                
KATSINA Idis Mohammad (CEO, Sulhu Development Initiative) idrismpyar@gmail.com 07063424263 Name of Firm or Branch: Katsina State NBA Address: 21 Katsina Road P .O.Box 325 Funtua / 115. Yahaya Madaki Way Opposite Mani House Katsina State: Katsina Phone: 08050250003 08035879027 Justice Abbas AbdulLahi Bawale of the state High Court as its Chairman and Alhaji Ibrahim M. Daku of the Governor’s Office as secretary with two gender-based representatives from the Civil Societies Organisation and one representative of students as well as the State Coordinator of the National Human Rights Commission.            The terms of reference of the commission as contained in the instrument establishing it are; investigate and determine the constitutionality and the lawfulness of the arrest, detention, interrogation, recovery and confiscation, and asses the extend of injury and damage caused to lives and properties resulting from SARS operation in Katsina State. “Identify officers and men of SARS directly or indirectly involved in the excesses, including extra-judicial actions and ascertain the roles played by such officers and men of SARS and individuals instigating, aiding or abating such extra-judicial actions. “Make specific recommendations as to what appropriate action to be taking on those found responsible for the excesses and extra-judicial actions. Long and short-term measures to prevent further occurrence of such excesses and extra-judicial actions and the forms and manner of assistance, compensation or aid for the victims of the excesses and extra-judicial actions and the families of the victims”.     21st October, 2020   “Definitely by November 23, we shall begin public hearing from Funtua zone and thereafter, move to Katsina and Daura zones. ‘We spent last week assessing the petitions, while for this week, we shall formally write and summon both the complainants and the defendants to the public hearings. “By next week, we shall round up all public hearings after which we shall write our report. We should be able to complete our assignment within the stipulated time given us to do so   In  Funtua zone, we received about 56 petitions as of now, these petitions range from extortion, unlawful recovery of vehicles and what have you. While in Katsina zone, we received just 5 petitions. And in the Daura zone, just Last week, we made a courtesy call to the Emir of Daura on how to sensitise the people from that area and to seek for  his assistance, he welcomed us and I assured us of his support. We are expecting petitions from there too. “For now, we have a total of 61 petitions and the Commission sat through out last week, accessed all the petitions and identified the complainants and also the defendants, which we expect them to also appear before the panel for the purpose of public hearing.” He therefore assured the public that the commission ensure to do justice to all parties concern, adding that the panel will commence on the 23rd of this month.  
KEBBI                
KOGI 1. EUNICE ABIMBOLA AGBOGUN (NL) 2.       17th October, 2020      
KWARA 1. AJISEFINNI AYODEJI TAJUDEEN (NL) 2.       20th October, 2020      
LAGOS 1. EGBUONU NGOZI (L) 2.EMMANUEL IKULE (NL)       Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry was inaugurated  on Monday 19th of October, 2020 Thrice a week. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at Lagos state court of Arbitration. Lagos released the email address of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry for victims to submit petitions: judicialpanelonSARS@lagosstate.gov.ng 15 As at 31st Ocotber to 7th November, 5 written petitions and 5 oral petitions 78 petitions so far presented to Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry. NONE related to deaths in Lekki. One week left before petition window closes.
NASARAWA 1. FATIMA R. EKUNDAYO (NL) 2.   Chairman: Justice Badamasi Maina Rtd,

Members: Nawani Aboki PhD, HRH Lawrence Ayi DCP Alakakpu Shaibu Sani Chia Nor Mrs Aisha Idoma (NCWS) Secretary: Felix Dza    
. To receive and investigate complaints of Police brutality or related extra judicial killings;

ii. To evaluate evidence and draw conclusions on validity of complaints; and

iii. To recommend compensation and other remedial measures.

The Commission is given six months from the date of its inaugural sitting to complete its assignment.
Nasarawa State Judicial Panel of Enquiry was inaugurated by Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule, the Executive Governor of the State on 20th of October, 2020 Mondays to Fridays   The Secretariat is at the State Ministry of Justice Lafia   16   The chairman extended submission of memoranda to December 31, 2020 following complaints from certain quarters on ignorance of the earlier November 9 deadline as the panel have 6 months to submit
NIGER 1. TIJANI ABDULKAREEM (NL) 2.   Chairman Hon. Justice Ishaku Usman   Secretary Abdulrahim Tariq   Legal Counsel Baba Aliyu Kutigi   Counsel Ahmed Yusuf Emu Sarah N. Gana Abubakar Mohammed Dyadya   Members Hajiya Zainab Ibrahim Kuchin Soniyan Barr. Adamu Usman Dan’Azumi Job Doma Mrs Abiola E. James Mallam Nuhu Mohammad Bello Barau Sheriff Mr Isah Aliyu Panti Mr Bukhari Yakubu Yarima Lawal Abulkadir Abugi Musa Mohammed Idris Abdu Usman Abubakar Baffa       Niger State Judicial Panel of Inquiry was inaugurated on Friday 23rd October, 2020        
OGUN 1. IGBODIPE OLUMIDE FIDELIS (NL) 2.   The committees are Judicial Panel of Investigation, Special Security and Human Rights Committee, and Human Rights Complaints Office. Justice Solomon Olugbemi (rtd) is the chairman of the Judicial Panel of Investigation which has the Chief State Counsel at the State Ministry of Justice, Mrs Oluwatosin Ogundele, as its secretary. Its members are Olayinka Folarin (Chairman, Ogun State Coalition of Civil Societies), Omonajevwe Abiri (International Federation of Women Lawyers – FIDA), and Deputy Inspector General of Police Babatunde Ogunyanwo (rtd). Others are AbdulJabar Ayelagbe (Chairman, National Youth Council, Ogun State Chapter), Bamgbose Tomiwa, (NANS Chairman, Ogun State), and Aisekegbe Momodu (National Human Rights Commission – NHRC, Ogun State). On the other hand, Governor Abiodun is the chairman of the Special Security and Human Rights Committee which has heads of the security agencies in Ogun, as well as head of any police special tactical unit charged with fighting armed robbery and other violent crimes, as members. Babatunde Adeluola is representing the youth while representatives of the civil society are Peju Osoba of Child First Welfare International, and Obatungashe Adebayo who is the deputy national president of the Campaign for Democracy (CD). According to the statement, the Committee is to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality, human rights violations and related extra-judicial killings in the state. It also has the mandate to evaluate evidence presented and recommend compensation and other remedial measures for victims, where appropriate   “This Committee is charged, amongst others, with the task of ensuring the protection of the rights of citizens by all security and law enforcement agencies; monitor the prosecution of any officer indicted by the Presidential Panel on Police Reforms; and entertain complaints of human rights violations from the State’s Human Rights Complaints Office,” the statement added Petitions : 1. The State versus Inspector Wasiu Lawal – Murder trial coming up for hearing on 10 November 2020 at the Ipokia Division of the High Court of Ogun State…… 2. The State versus Okoi Obi – Manslaughter trial coming up for hearing on 2 December 2020 at the Ijebu-Ode Division of the High Court of Ogun State. 3. The State versus Inspector Niyi Ogunsoro – Murder trial at the Abeokuta Division of the High Court of Ogun State. Date of hearing to be communicated.   4. The State versus Inspector Ahmed Mohammed – Murder charge ready to be filed at the Ilaro Division of the High Court of Ogun State. Date of hearing to be communicated after filing.   Additional cases will be added as soon as charges to be filed against defendants are concluded.     17th October, 2020     The sitting on November 15th revealed a total of 11 petitions received. Evidence tendered include pictures, footage and cars with bullet holes
ONDO JOSHUA SEBIOTIMO  (L)   ALO MATINS     The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Station along Oda Road in Akure was burnt down.   POSSIBLE CASUALTIES RECORDED: Two police officers were killed in Ondo State  a) One Police officer was mobbed in Ore, Odigbo LGA while the other was burnt in his car at Ondo, Ondo West in last week’s violence that engulfed the state in the aftermath of the ENDSARS protest. b) A civilian casualty was one of the three-man gang that attempted to rob a new generation bank in Ondo town.   GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE PROPERTIES DESTROYED: 1. PDP Secretariat Office, Akure South LGA. 2. APC Secretariat Office, Akure South LGA 3. Many shuttle buses set on fire in Okitipupa LGA.   CURFEW: Govenor Rotimi Akeredolu imposed a 24 hour curfew in Ondo state which began at the midnight of 21st Oct and the curfew lasted for two days   On the 20th Oct., 2020, Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN inaugurated a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to look into the allegation of illegal activities of the officers of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in the state     10
OSUN 1. BUKOLA IDOWU (NL) 2.   The panel members are as follows: Akin Oladimeji Chairperson of the panel (Rtd. Judge of the High Court) 2. Kemi Bello Secretary to the panel (Director of Public Prosecutions, Osun) 3. Wasiu Oyedokun (Civil Society Organisation) 4. Ismail Abdul Aziz (Youth, Chairman National Youth Council of Nigeria) 5. Grace Akinola (Academia) 6. Biodun Layonu, SAN (Lawyer) 7. Abayomi Ogundele Esq. (Lawyer, Rep, National Human rights commission)  8. Jide Akano (Rtd, DIG of Police) Chief Jumoke Ogunkeyede (Social Activist) 10. Teslim Salaudeen (Youth, NAOSS President) 11. Com. Oluwasegun Idowu (Civil Society Organization) 12. Abdulraman Okunade (NBA Chairperson)       The mandate of the panel was to investigate the brutality of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) against some members of the public, said the panel would not act as a regular court of law where law is strictly applied to cases; rather, it would function as a fact-finding panel. “This panel is not a regular court of law where law is strictly applied to cases, rather, it is a fact-finding panel. Therefore, it is the duty of every petitioner, and in fact, all parties who present petitions and defence before this panel to bring all facts and evidence in support of their cases before the panel.   22nd October, 2020   The panel also granted adjournments to the petitioners and respondents in line with their request to ensure fair hearing

5 The panel began the hearing with five different petitions submitted by victims of police brutality and other human rights violations It also disclosed that it had received another petition, making the petitions before it to be six, as the panel chairman, Justice Akin Oladimeji said more petitions were underway.


OYO 1. KEHINDE ADEGBITE (L) 2.CHRISTIANA BOLANLE OMIDIJI   The panel has Hon. Justice B. O Adeniji (Rtd) as the Chairman   Secretary Mrs O.O Ogundele   Members of the panel Prof. J.O Akintayo Mr W.F Odutayo N.O Sulaiman Mrs M.Y Kolawole Hon. Babs Oduyoye Mrs M Badmus Miss O Akintayo Falowo Saheed Agbeja Adebobola.   The members of the panel are drawn from the Legal Community, National Human Right Commission, the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Youth representatives of ENDSARS Protesters and the Community.   The panel was constituted pursuant of Section 2 of the Oyo state Commission of Inquiry Law cap 32 of the Law of Oyo state 2000 which empowers the Governor to set up commission of inquiry.   Terms of reference shall investigate cases of allegations of Police brutality and extrajudicial killings. The panel has further called the citizens to come forward with complaints and memoranda stating the facts of alleged complaints of Police brutality and extra judicial killings within Oyo state as the judicial panel has three months from the date of its inauguration to submit its report and has the following terms of reference; “The judicial panel will also evaluate the evidence presented as well as other surrounding circumstances and draw conclusions to the validity of the complaints. The judicial panel will also recommend compensation and other remedial measures where appropriate. The panel was inaugurated on Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 at the Government House of Assembly, Secretariat, Ibadan, Oyo state.   Seating days are two days in a week with about 10 cases filed as at the day of report submission   Venue for the seating will be Government Secretariat in Ibadan, Oyo state.   Though the seating may also be cancelled if necessary.   50
PLATEAU 1. MAURICE GUPAR (NL) 2. Get Rita to support       18th October, 2020     44
RIVERS 1. KEVIN AKUMAZI UDOKA (NL) 2. Barr. Kalu Mecha 08033401548 kalumm@yahoo.com Kalu & Co Legal practitions NO 55 market road, Rumuomasi, Port Harcourt.     The Panel Members are: Hon. Justice C.I.Uriri (rtd)-ChairmanMrs Florence Amiesimaka (FIDA)Tonye Ibisiki, Esq, (Nigerian Bar Association)Karl Chinedu Uchegbu( Civil Society)Chijioke Ihunwo(Youth Group)Rev. Richard Opara(Religious Group)Mrs Bella Ebeku( Women Group)Dr. George Nwaeke(Secretary) andBarr. Somiete Inko-Tariah                ( Counsel to the Commission)   1. Ascertain and identify the remote and immediate causes of alleged acts of violence, torture, brutality, murder and violation of fundamental human rights of citizens committed by officers men and operatives of the Nigeria Police force, particularly Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) in Rivers State. 2. Ascertain whether any of the officers, Men or operatives of the Nigeria Police force, particularly Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) involved in any acts of violence, torture, brutality, murder and violation of fundamental human rights and/or any atrocities in Rivers state was sponsored, counselled and/or procured by any person, group of persons, or officer of Rivers State Government by whatever designation called. 3. Identify the person or group of persons who counselled, procured and/or sponsored alleged acts of violence, torture, brutality, murder, and/or violation of rights of citizens committed by officers men and operatives of the Nigeria Police force, particularly Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) in Rivers State. 4. Identify the officers, men and operatives of the Nigeria Police force, particularly Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) who carried out, committed and/ or participated in the commission of alleged acts of violence, torture, brutality, murder and/or violation of fundamental human rights of citizens including other atrocities in Rivers State. 5. Identify the victims of the said acts of violence, torture, brutality, murder, violation of fundamental human rights and/or committed by officers, Men and/or operatives of the Nigeria Police force, particularly Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) in Rivers State. 6. Ascertain the motive if any of the officers, Men and/or operatives of the Nigeria Police force, particularly Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) who participated in the commission of alleged acts of violence, torture, murder, brutality and violation of fundamental human rights and/or other atrocities that occurred in Rivers State. 7. Ascertain whether any of the victims of the alleged acts of violence, torture, brutality and violation of fundamental human rights and/or other atrocities is being held in detention of custody and the identity of such victim and place of detention. 8. Ascertain if any public or private facility was damaged or confiscated by alleged acts of violence, torture, brutality, murder, violation of fundamental human rights and/or other atrocities that occurred in Rivers state and the degree of such damage. 9. Make appropriate recommendations to Government on measures and means of preventing the occurrence of such acts of violence, torture, brutality, murder, and violation of fundamental human rights by officers, Men and/or operatives of the Nigeria Police force, particularly Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) in Rivers State. 10. Make appropriate recommendations on how to hold every officer and operative of the Nigeria Police force, particularly Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) involved in the alleged acts of violence, torture, brutality, murder, and violation of fundamental human rights in Rivers state to account for such acts. 11. Recommend appropriate sanctions, punishment or other penalties to be imposed on the perpetrators of the said acts of violence, torture, murder, and violation of fundamental human rights and/or other atrocities that occurred in Rivers State and/or any person whether government official or not, found to have subverted any extant law or regulation or was in re-election of duty. 12. Make other appropriate recommendations based on their findings as the commission may consider appropriate in the circumstance. 13. Submit its Report to the Governor of Rivers State within Sixty (60) days from the date of its first sitting.   Rivers State Judicial Panel was inaugurated by the Governor on October 22, 2020      
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TARABA 1. RAYMOND ENOCH (NL) 2.   This is sequel to the directive by the National Economic Council NEC in its meeting of Thursday October fifteen, twenty twenty to all states to probe Police brutality and killings.   The event which took place at the premises of Government House, Jalingo has Justice Christopher D. Awubra as the Chairman and the following as members of the panel; CSP Shawulu Kaboson – MemberDr. Joseph GimbaBarr. Aminu Adamu SaboKarkaji Dan AdiMr Samuel TaroYakubu Garpha UsmanRepresentative of Students unionRepresentative of CANRepresentative of Muslim CouncilBarr. Elihu Pheedami Eskenah State council is to serve as Help desk officer for complaints and petitions.     The Panel also has the following Terms of Reference: To examine the causes of persistent and rampant cases of Police brutality and killings in Taraba State and in Nigeria as a whole from the perspective of the institutional weaknesses of the Police, perception of the general public about role of the Police, and psychological disposition of the individual Police officer.To ascertain the extent of the intervention of the Judiciary (Courts) in reducing the frequent cases of Police brutality and killings in the State.To identify lapses in our legal system, if any, that aid Police brutality and killings in Taraba State and recommend appropriate amendments.To identify the Police officers and men of other Security Agencies involved in Police brutality and killings in Taraba State.To ascertain the total and actual number of victims of Police brutality and killings in the State.Make recommendations to the State Government on the modalities for the establishment of Victims Support Fund to enable the payment of monetary compensation to deserving Victims.Ascertain the amount of compensation payable to surviving Victims or their heirs in the case of persons who died as a result of Police brutality and killings.Make recommendations to the State Government on modalities for the establishment of the State-based Special Security Committee.Make recommendations to the State Government on modalities for the establishment of the State-based Human Rights Committee.Make recommendations to the State Government on the establishment of the Special Committee on the new Police Tactical Units and all other Security Agencies in the State.Make recommendations on how best Police formations and other Security Agencies in the State shall consistently protect human rights.Consider any other Matter that is incidental to these Terms of Reference and make further recommendations of measures that will assist government in tackling Police brutality and killings in future in the State and the country as a whole.   The Panel of Inquiry was inaugurated on 26th October 2020 State secretariat Conference Hall of the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs   11
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FCT ABUJA 1. CHUKWUMA EJERENWA (L) 2. Barr. Folarin Aluko 08038601052   FCT-Abuja Judicial Panel of Enquiry Members. 1.         Honourable Justice Suileman Galadima (Rtd) Chairman. 2.         Abubakar Yakuru- Member. 3.         Tijani Muhamed – Member. 4.         Just Agonmuo – Member. 5.         Lilian- Member. 6.         Ibrahim- Member. 7.         Gambau- Member. 8.         John Ikoku Martins – Member. 9.         Mr. Mubaramayawa- Member. 10.       Hillary Ogbonna – Secretary. The terms of reference for the Judicial Panel is to receive and investigate complaints of Police brutality or related extra judicial killings; evaluate evidence presented/other surrounding circumstances, and draw conclusions as to the validity of the complaints; and recommend compensation and other remedial measures, where appropriate.
The council said the panel’s assignment should be concluded within a maximum of six months unless it shows convincing reasons why the governor of the state should allow an extension.
   FCT High Court.   Chairman of the panel, Justice Suleiman Galadima, revealed that a total of 148 petitions have been received so far. And whoever feels like withdrawing his or her petition is free to do so. The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, said among several recommendations, 33 officers have been listed for prosecution while 35 recommended for dismissal. The first two petitions heard after the inauguration is that of Bello Akubuokwu who alleged threat to his life and that of Francis Ogbaji over his arbitrary detention, torture, and inhuman treatment by the men of the defunct SARS.