Unic Press UK: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nigeria says the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) indicted by the Presidential Investigation Panel on Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police should face prosecution.
The Executive Secretary of NHRC, Tony Ojukwu, who submitted the Panel’s report to the Police service commission (PSC) chairman, Musliu Smith, said the police officers indicted by the panel have a case to answer.
The NHRC expressed confidence in the PSC’s ability to ensure a thorough implementation of the far-reaching recommendations of the Panel.
In June 2019, the NHRC submitted a report on the allegations of human rights violations against the dreaded Special Anti-Robbery Squad to President Mohammadu Buhari.
In the last two weeks, there have been peaceful demonstrations in all the six geopolitical regions, with the “Nigerian Youth” demanding Government’s immediate actions that would bring to an end perennial Police brutality/extra-judicial killings. The demonstrations still ongoing as we write.
— Imam of Peace🕊 (@Imamofpeace) October 20, 2020
The youth-led protests in Nigeria are still growing – and today the #EndSARS demonstrators managed to essentially shut down Africa's largest city. I'm in Lagos — here's a link to our latest story and a short thread on why you need to pay attention.https://t.co/EwHBgC2oMY
— Joe Parkinson (@JoeWSJ) October 19, 2020
When I was arrested by SARS they separated my friend and I. Then told him they were going to rape and kill me if he didn’t give them all the money in his account. One of the scariest days of my life. We need to end their evil. #EndSarsNow #EndSarsProtests #EndPoliceBrutality
— Ebose (@Dani_Atobs) October 9, 2020
Three years ago Nigeria’s police chief re-organised SARS after public condemnation about the violence that came with their operations. That change has done nothing for Nigerians and today many are still in danger. #EndSarsProtests
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) October 9, 2020