NHRC awards N575m to victims of police brutality


#EndSARS: NHRC awards N575m to victims of police brutality

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) which was set-up in October 2020 to investigate allegations of human rights abuses against the disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS) following the #ENDSARS protests, has award N575.8 million to victims of police brutality. 


Deputy director of public affairs in NHRC,Fatimah Mohammed who made the announcement on Friday March 19, said the decision was made at the panel’s executive session in which  20 of the petitions which bordered on extrajudicial killing, unlawful arrest, detention, torture, among other issues were considered. 


The police were further directed to issue an apology to victims of police brutality by the panel which also agreed that the victims of human rights who got court judgments should be paid.


The statement read;


“The executive session considered 20 out of the 44 petitions on non-adherence by the police of court judgments awarding compensations to victims of human rights violations, and…

Source: Linda Ikeji