Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Observers salute resilience of members of Ondo state judicial panel on police brutality

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Following the conclusion of sitting by the Ondo state judicial panel on Police brutality and other matters, observers have hailed the resilience of the members.

The observers lauded the efforts of the justice Adesola Sidiq led panel on the way it handled all cases before it while expressing optimism that the recommendations will be fulfilling.

Orange FM’s Flora Iweanya reports that after 34 days of sitting with 14 cases against police brutality and 59 on destruction of property which necessitated visitations to scenes of incidents during the EndSARS agitation, the panel brought the proceedings to a close.

Observers who have been monitoring the proceedings from the first day of its sitting on the 3rd of December, 2020 commended the process adopted by the panel.

The Chairman Nigerian Bar Association, Akure branch, Rotimi Olorunfemi applauded the line of action taken in the hearing of all petitions.

A legal practitioner Joshua Sebiotimo expressed optimism that the recommendations will assuage all concerned while commending the panel for a job well done.

Also, a citizen-observer Jonathan Obatola said the panel did a good job as he noted the consistence of panel members throughout the sitting.

A civil society activist, Martins Alo commended the efforts of the state government as he hoped for good compensation for petitioners

Expectations are high as regards recommendations of the panel and consequent action of the ondo state government, with most people expressing confidence that the hopes of petitioners will not be dashed.