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#EndSARS: Plateau panel awards N152m to victims

By Kolade Adeyemi, Jos

The Plateau State Special Investigative Panel on Police Brutality has recommended the award of N152million as compensation to victims of police excesses.

It submitted its final report to Governor Simon Lalong.

The panel was set up to examine cases of police brutality, human rights violations, and extrajudicial killings.

It was also asked to evaluate evidence and draw conclusions on the validity of complaints; as well as recommend compensation and other remedial measures.

The panel submitted the report at a banquet as part of the June 12 democracy day activities in the state.

The chairman, Mrs Philomena Lot, said N152 million was recommended as compensation for the families of petitioners.

She said a careful implementation of their recommendations, especially payment of damages to victims, is crucial in dousing tensions.

Lalong promised that all recommendations of the panel that concern the state government will be implemented.

He said others that require the intervention of the Federal Government due to constitutional provisions will be forwarded accordingly.

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