Lagos state Governor, Sanwo-Olu swears in judicial panel for justice on police brutality

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Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has set up and sworn in a judicial panel for justice on the series of police brutality in the state.

According to Sanwo-Olu, his objective is to bring erring officers to justice and get compensation for the victims.

On Thursday, the governor announced the establishment of the panel, saying the decision is based on agreements reached at the national economic council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and attended by all the governors.

The panel, chaired by Doris Okuwobi, retired justice of the state high court, was sworn in at the State House, Marina, on Monday.

Some members of the panel include Ebun Adegboruwa, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN); Taiwo Lakanu, a retired deputy inspector general of police; Patience Udoh, a representative of the civil society; Segun Awosanya, a human rights activist; and Olutoyin Odusanya, director of Lagos Citizens Mediation Center.

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