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The hearing which is slated to hold from December 17 to 19, 2014 at the Federal High Court complex, would entertain the four petitions filed on behalf of the affected communities by the Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) in conjunction with other civil society organisations

The group, in the petition signed by its Secretary, Comrade Aderemi Olaleye, and addressed to the NHRC Executive Secretary, Prof. Ben Angwe, said Justice Adeyeye breached Sections 34, 40, and 42 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by lambasting law-abiding citizens of Ekiti State, calling them thugs and that the Chief Judge breached the citizens constitutional rights to fair hearing by indicting them without first hearing their own side of the story

The statement said the report had vindicated the stand of the JNI on the incident, and urged the Federal Government agencies indicted in the report to accept it in good faith

A communique released after the council’s meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State said: “Council considered a draft report of its Panel of Inquiry into the Apo Killings of 20 September 2014 and approved the release of the report to the public