Endsars: Osun Govt set to pay compensation to victims of police brutality


By Richard Akintade, Osogbo

Osun Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, yesterday said the state government has concluded arrangements to pay compensation to victims of police brutality.

The compensation which is expected to be paid on Thursday is in line with the recommendations of the #EndSARS Panel, set up by the Governor, following a presidential directive.

In a statement by the Governor’s Spokesperson, Ismail Omipidan, Oyetola noted his administration’s resolve to rid the state of all forms of injustice against the oppression of the weak.

He also called on citizens of the state to hold external and internal institutions and other citizens accountable in ways that public conducts and behaviours conform to the ethos of Omoluabi.

Oyetola had set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry against Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings, led by a retired Judge of the High Court, Hon. Justice Akinwale Oladimeji, to look into cases of assault, illegal arrest, killings, brutality and other forms of rights abuse by the officers and men of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police.