Sulhu Development Initiative
NBA PRO BONO LAWYERS
Katsina State NBA
Address: 21 Katsina Road P .O.Box 325 Funtua / 115. Yahaya Madaki Way Opposite Mani House Katsina
Phone: 08050250003 08035879027
LIST OF JUDICIAL PANELS
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.
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR JUDICIAL PANEL MEMBERS
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”.
DATE OF INAUGURATION
21st October, 2020
HOW TO FILE PETITION
“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
NO OF PETITION RECIEVED
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.