The escalation of corruption in government, insecurity in the polity and the high-handedness of government agencies, especially the police force, which snowballed into the #EndSARS protest in the first week of October 2020 may have come and gone, but the fume gets heavier, as if the whole saga happened just yesterday.
Starting from the social media campaigns that centred majorly on the excesses of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a now-disbanded police tactical unit known for cruelty against crime suspects, the protest moved to the streets, and like a wild fire, engulfed the whole nation, holding both economic and social activities to a standstill.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in compliance to a federal directive set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS related Abuses and other Matters.
The retired High Court Judge, Honorable Justice Doris Okuwobi, who chaired the panel submitted its report to the state government on November…
Source: Guardian Newspaper