The Nasarawa State Judicial Commission of Enquiry set up by the state government to pry into the activities of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, F-SARS, of the Nigeria Police and and other related matters said on Tuesday that it had received 16 petitions.
Recall that Governor Abdullahi Sule had on October 19, 2020 constituted and inaugurated an eight-man committee to investigate complaints of police brutality or related extra-judicial killings.
Chairman of the commission of enquiry, Justice Badamasi Maina, rtd, disclosed the number of petitions received by the commission during the commission’s first sitting in Lafia.
Consequently, the commission chairman reminded members of the commission of the #EndSARS protests in various parts of country which was hijacked by hoodlums.
He said, “There were many destruction of public and private properties consequent upon which the federal government the state governors to set up commission of enquiry in their various states.
“We have so far received 16 petitions which are to be mentioned today. We expect the cooperation of the bar, where counsel is representing a petioner. Matters should be handled expeditiously considering the time limit given to the tribunal.
“That apart, our appointment is by His Excellency, the executive governor of Nasarawa State. Where the incident occurred outside the state, we very much sympathise with the people and owners of properties destroyed, but we will not be obliged to take such petitions/complaints unless there are reasons to do so.”