Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, would, on Thursday, May 12, pay compensation to victims of police brutality in the state.
This was ascertained after a panel led by Justice Akinwale Oladimeji, had looked into cases of assault, illegal arrests, killings, brutality, and other forms of rights abuse by the officers and men of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police Force in the state.
According to a statement released in Osogbo, on Tuesday, by Ismail Omipidan, the Chief Press Secretary to the Osun state governor, the compensations would be paid based on the recommendations of the #EndSARS panel set up by the governor.
In the statement, Governor Oyetola, assured that his administration had resolved to rid the state of all forms of injustice against the vulnerable.
He also appealed to the Osun citizens to hold external and internal institutions and other citizens accountable in ways that public conducts and behaviours conform to the ethos of ‘Omoluabi’.
The statement recalled that Oyetola, in his message to Osun youths during the first anniversary of #EndSARS, promised to pay the compensations as recommended by the panel, even after submitting the report to the Presidency as directed.
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