Nigeria: Just - Abuja panel #EndSARS awards N146 million in compensation for police brutality

The NHRC Thursday announced various amounts of money that #EndSARS has given to families of victims and survivors of the dead.

The #EndSARS Abuja panel, investigating allegations of human rights abuses by a non-existent SARS task force and other Nigerian police forces, gave N146 million victims of serious human rights abuses on Thursday.

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Executive Secretary Tony Ojuquu said at the awards ceremony on Thursday that the money was a symbolic gesture to soothe the feelings of the victims.

At the emotional ceremony, the families of the victims and survivors received a fictitious check as a token of honor.

The actual check should be done on them later.

PREMIUM TIMES reports that the NHRC, which together with the federal government, set up a commission to investigate police brutality in Abuja, announced in March this year that 44 petitions relate to the enforcement of court decisions that compensate police for human rights abuses.

The KPK added that the 20 petitions that were examined in just one day had a total debt of 575.8 million N575.8 million to the police.

Sentences are given, according to the commission, in cases bordering on extrajudicial killings, unlawful arrest and detention, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or torture, alleged disappearances, confiscation of property and more.

Details later...

By Ameh Ejekwonyilo |Africantrendtv

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