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Osun will pay compensation to victims of police brutality

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Governor of Adegbaega Oetol Asun State says his administration will pay compensation to victims of state police brutality.

According to Oetola, the compensation, which will begin on Thursday, is in line with the recommendations of the #EndSARS commission set up under the presidential directive.

A statement from Governor Ismail Ampidan’s spokesman Oetol said his administration was determined to rid the state of all forms of injustice against the weak.

He also called on the citizens of the state to bring to justice external and internal institutions and other citizens in such a way that public behavior and behavior are in line with the spirit of Amaluabi.

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Oyetola has set up a judicial commission to investigate police brutality, human rights abuses and related extrajudicial killings, led by a retired Supreme Court judge, Judge Akinvale Oladimeji, to investigate cases of assault, illegal arrest, murder, brutality. and other forms of human rights violations by officers and men of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police.

Upon receiving the report in August 2021, he assured that the government would follow the group’s recommendations in a way to ensure that justice would take place.

But during the creation of the compensation strategy there was another presidential directive that required states to submit their reports to the president.

However, in his message to the Osuna youth during the #EndSARS anniversary, the governor promised to pay compensation in line with the board’s recommendations.

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