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#EndSARS: Delta Government Approves N102.4million For Victims Of Police Brutality

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The Delta State authorities has mentioned it might pay a complete sum of N102,450,000 as incidental claims to victims of police brutality and human rights violations in state as a part of implementation of the advice of the report of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry arrange within the wake of final 12 months’s #EndSARS protest.

The cost adopted collection of agitations regarding the delay within the implementation of the panel’s report.



Confirming the approval for the compensation in a press release by the Secretary to the State Authorities, (SSG), Patrick Ukah, the state authorities disclosed that the approval of the compensation adopted the consideration of the panel’s report by the state authorities.

It added that the panel established acts of police brutality in among the investigated circumstances, leading to dying or denial of private liberty, therefore, the award of financial compensation.

Based on the SSG, the panel upheld the judgement earlier delivered by excessive courts within the state for numerous circumstances of police brutality; among the judgements had not been complied with until date, together with cost of judgement money owed related to them.

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Ukah mentioned, “The state authorities, having thought of the panel’s suggestions in these two classes of circumstances, has accepted to pay the incidental claims advisable for the victims, amounting to the sum of N102,450,000.00.

“This cost could be effected sooner or later. The panel acquired one other 30 petitions which required the Commissioner of Police to hold out investigations to determine the circumstance of the dying of some individuals in police custody.”

Ukah said that the inquiry would additionally entail the investigation of policemen recognized to be concerned in numerous acts of brutality.

Recall that the Delta state Judicial Panel of Enquiry arrange within the wake of final 12 months’s #EndSARS protest, acquired 86 petitions throughout the state after its inauguration in October final 12 months.

In the meantime, the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, inaugurated a committee for the safety of human rights within the state, with a name on residents to be law-abiding in all endeavours.

Inaugurating the committee Wednesday within the Authorities home, Asaba, Okowa, who’s heading the committee, mentioned that the structure of the committee was a part of the suggestions of the #EndSARS Judicial Panel of Enquiry that investigated complaints of police brutality and extra-judicial killings within the state.  

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