The government of Osun State has announced that it will compensate victims of police abuse in the state.
According to a statement signed by Ismail Omipidan, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s Chief Press Secretary, the compensation will be paid on Thursday, May 12, 2022, in accordance with the EndSARS panel’s recommendations.
Following the EndSARS protest in October 2020, the Osun State Government established the EndSARS commission in accordance with a presidential decree.
Omipidan, who stated that the state government was committed to eliminating all forms of injustice and oppression against the weak, also urged citizens to hold external and internal institutions, as well as other citizens, accountable in such a way that public conducts and behaviors are consistent with the Omoluabi ethos.
He revealed that when the state government received the report in August 2021, it promised to adopt the panel’s recommendations in a way that would ensure justice was served.
The governor’s spokesman explained that the reimbursement was delayed due to another presidential decree requiring states to submit reports to the White House.
Remember that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola established a Judicial Panel of Inquiry into Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations, and Related Extra-Judicial Killings, led by Honourable Justice Akinwale Oladimeji, a former High Court Judge.