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#EndSARS: Panel to resume sitting on Monday

The Independent Investigation Panel on Allegations of Human Rights Violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, and other Units of the Nigerian Police Force will resume sitting on Monday, to ensure that justice is done to the 295 petitions it received.

A statement by the Deputy Director, Public Affairs, National Human Rights Commission, Mrs. Fatimah Agwai-Mohammed, indicates that the 11-Member panel, chaired by Retired Justice Suleiman Galadima, will listen to final written and oral addresses in eight petitions.

This, according to the statement, will signal the conclusion of the cases.

This will be followed by adjournment for the panel’s report on them.

She said though the panel had not sat for about six months following some logistics challenges, the members were able to conclude 55 complaints, while 75 were at various stages of conclusion.

Reporting by Bose Ijelekhai; Edited by Adeniyi Bakare