Chairperson of the panel, Doris Okuwobi, gave the ruling on Saturday.
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The panel was set up to investigate allegations of police brutality and the incident of October 20, 2020 where soldiers opened fire on protesters at the Lekki tollgate.
The two petitioners, Kudirat Abayomi and Hannah Olugbodi, were awarded the compensation on Friday.
While speaking at the first sitting, which was held at the House of Chiefs, Secretariat, Ibadan, the Chairman of the panel, retired Justice Badejoko Adeniji, assured members of the public that justice will be dispensed without fear or favour.
She made the revelation at the resumed hearing of the Panel of Investigation on Incidences of Police Brutality at the High Court Complex, Uyo, on Thursday.
Ugwuoke told the panel on Monday in Enugu that her brother was arrested by men of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad on January 12, 2017 and had not been seen since then.
The 21-year-old 400 Level, English Language major student, looks pale and weak. She is still convalescing after her attack by policemen from Meiran Police Station, Lagos State.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the sitting was characterised by heated arguments as lawyers involved in the litigation insisted that the panel, headed by retired Justice Celestina Ogisi, must also hear their cases pending in courts.
The Chairman, NBA Sub-Committee on Probono, Nnadiume Awforkansi, announced this on Monday in Enugu during the panel’s sitting.
Edozieuno made the call in her petition to the panel sitting in Awka, the state capital, on Thursday, alleging that the deceased died in police custody.
Giving evidence before the panel constituted by the National Human Rights Commission, Igwetu said that her late sister, Linda Igwetu, was out celebrating with friends, her completion of the NYSC scheme when killed on July 3, 2018.
The commission’s chairman, retired Justice Chukwunenye Uriri and Secretary, Dr George Nwaeke, said affected persons, the general public, corporate bodies, ministries, extra-ministerial departments and agencies, parastatals, groups and individuals were expected to come forward.
Justice Florence Duruoha-Igwe, Chairperson of the commission, made this known during the inaugural sitting on Tuesday in Owerri.
Iba Adams made the appeal in a statement on Saturday.
The Director-General of the institute, Dr Bakut Bakut, who planned the dialogue spoke in a statement signed by IPCR Head of Media, Musa Mato on Thursday in Abuja.
This, he said became necessary in order to forestall unwholesome conduct of some miscreants who capitalised on the #EndSARS protests to perpetrate criminal acts, including robbing, killing and destruction of public and private properties.
The Chairman, retired Justice Tunde Garba, made this known in Ilorin at the inaugural meeting of the panel.
The president, who made his feelings known in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday said the establishment of the panel was in line with the resolution of the National Economic Council.
The Governor’s spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye, said this in Ilorin on Tuesday.
Tens of thousands of Nigerian youths have been on the street for over one week, calling for an end to police brutality, extortion and justice for victims of the atrocities of the outlawed Special Anti-Robbery Squad.