Governor Seyi Makinde on Tuesday inaugurated the Judical panel of inquiry to look into petitions against cases of police brutality in the state.
The 11- man committee will be chaired by retired Justice Bolajoko Adeniji.
Announcing the constitution of the committee in a post on his official social media account, the governor wrote: “This afternoon, we inaugurated the Oyo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into Police Brutality, Violation of Rights of Citizens and Unlawful Killings. The panel is made up of eleven (11) members led by Justice Bolajoko Adeniji (retired), as Chairman of the Panel.
“Members of the panel are drawn from the legal community, the National Human Rights Commission, the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), the National Youth Council of Nigeria, youth representatives of End SARS protesters and the community.
“This panel was constituted pursuant to Section 2 (1) of the Oyo State Commission of Inquiry Law Cap 32 of the Laws of Oyo State 2000 which empowers the Governor to set up a commission of inquiry. However, as the scope is beyond Oyo State, we are collaborating with the Federal Government.
“I encouraged anyone who has faced human rights abuse in the hands of any of the security forces to use this opportunity to seek justice. I also stated that those responsible for the deaths of Isiaka Jimoh, Ganiyu Moshood Alabi, and Adeoye Taiwo would be brought to book.
“I also clarified the misrepresentation of the position of the Southwest leaders on the so-called social media bill. Contrary to media reports, our position remains that since we already have an extensive Cybercrime Act, 2015 we do not need any other bills to regulate social media.”
Members of the Oyo State Judicial Panel inaugurated today by the Oyo State Government are;
1. Hon. Justice B O Adeniji (Chairman);
2. Dr. J. O Akintayo from the NBA;
3. Mrs. Wumi .F. Odutayo from the Legal Aid Council
4. Nasir Olumide Sulaiman from ENDSARS;
5. Ms. Mary Yetunde Kolawole from ENDSARS;
6. Hon. Babs Oduyoye;
7. Mrs. Maryam Badmus;
8. Ms. O Akintayo from the National Human Right Commission;
9. Falowo Saheed from ENDSARS;
10. Comr. Mrs Adebobola Agbeja from the National Youth Council of Nigeria;
11. Mrs. O. O Ogundele of the Ministry of Justice (Secretary).