ANNIE UMORU (NL)
LIST OF JUDICIAL PANELS TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR JUDICIAL PANEL MEMBERS
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.
DATE OF INAUGURATION
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.
PERIOD OF SITTING AND VENUE
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Civic Center between Block C and Block D ,new secretariat complex opposite Efcc office ,Benin
HOW TO FILE PETITION
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; email@example.com 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
NO OF PETITION RECEIVED
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