The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has set up an Independent Investigative Panel on the allegations of human rights violations by officers defunct Special Anti Roberry Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria Police Force.
This move the NHRC explained in a post on its Twitter handle is to complement the work of the states’ Judicial Panels of commission on the same subject.
The Commission said that the panel, which has been inaugurated, will commence sitting tomorrow, Wednesday November 4, 2020, to investigate all allegations of human rights violations and abuse of power by the defunct squad.
The panel which is made up of experts and representatives from the civil society as well as the Nigerian youths, will be chaired by a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Suleiman Galadima.
Speaking at the inauguration on behalf of members of the panel, Justice Galadima, assured that the panel will do a thorough job. He however stressed that the ability for the panel to carry out its duties effectively depends on a peaceful working environment.
The panel which has started receiving petitions ahead of tomorrow’s sitting, will also be visiting SARS, State CID & FCID facilities in Abuja & nationwide in the course of its duties.