EndSARS: Nasarawa Judicial Panel Receives 16 Petitions

Anthony Adgidzi

The Nasarawa State Judicial Commission of Inquiry investigating the activities of disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force has so far received 16 petitions.

The petitions received cut across individuals and organisations, including a socio-cultural group alleging various crimes and offense by the men of the defunct police unit.

The commission however extended date of submission of memoranda to 31 November, 2020 and called on youth leaders, women and organisations to respond accordingly.

Speaking at the commencement of the sitting in Lafia Tuesday, the Chairman of the Commission, Justice Badamasi Maina (Rtd) assured that the commission would not be deterred to do justice to all the complaints before them.

According to Maina, “we have received a far received sixteen (16) petitions which are to be mentioned today.

“We expect the cooperation of the Bar, where counsel is representing a petitioner. Matters should be handled expeditiously considering the time limit given to the tribunal.

While assuring to keep to the mandate of their assignment, the commission’s chairman said they would not entertain any case that occurred outside the State.

Maina however sympathized with people and owners of properties destroyed during the #EndSARS protest across the country.

Meanwhile, the memoranda before the tribunal were mentioned, as most of the cases were adjourned to 26 November, 2020 for the hearing proper.

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