Edo State Government on Monday inaugurated a 12-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate circumstances surrounding the #EndSARS protests in the state.
Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, in a statement, disclosed that the Panel has been given 90 days to complete the assignment.
According to him, the Panel was set up in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSARS protesters.
The Panel is chaired by Justice Ada Ehigiamusoe, while Joyce Ugbodaga is the Secretary to the Committee.
Other members of the Committee include Bishop Feb Idahosa, (Clergy); Francis Osayi, (ASUU); Comrade Osahon Obasuyi (NYC); Prest Aigbokhian (Civil Society); Uloaku Uzamere (NCWS); Pius Efofan (NANS); Pius Okpere (#EndSARS Movement); Kola Edokpayi (#EndSARS Movement); Felicia Monyei (Ministry of Justice) and a Representative of security forces.
Ogie said the terms of reference of the Panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.
The Panel will also recommend and direct the Attorney General to immediately prosecute all persons responsible for the various crimes committed; recommend measures to forestall reoccurrences in the future and make any other recommendations to government in furtherance of the mandate of this Committee.