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#EndSARS: Abia, Nasarawa panels receive 44, 16 petitions

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The Abia and Nasarawa States’ panels of Inquiry set up by the state governors to look into the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police and other related matters, have received 44 and 16 petitions respectively.

In Abia, according to the Secretary of the panel and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Uzoamaka Uche Ikonne, “about 44 petitions have been received, but the tribunal has not yet accessed all petitions sent online.”

Four petitions were entertained and all adjourned till next week to enable the defendants, the Commissioner of Police, Abia State, and others who were absent but represented by Superintendent of Police, Stanley Ofoegbu “to verify the complainants and be acquainted with the matters.”

In Nasarawa, the Chairman of the commission, Justice Badamasi Maina (rtd.), on Tuesday said “We have so far received 16 petitions which are to be mentioned today. We expected the cooperation of the Bar. Where a counsel is representing a petitioner, matters should be handled expeditiously considering the time limit given to the tribunal.”

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