Fayemi pays N507.4m compensation to victims of police brutality, landowners

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Fayemi pays N507.4m compensation to victims of police brutality, landowners
Kayode Fayemi

By Rotimi Ojomoyela – Ado Ekiti

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Monday, presented Cheques worth N507.4 million to victims of human rights violations and those whose lands were acquired for the building of an international cargo airport in Ekiti state.

A sum of N7.4 million was paid to petitioners who were awarded compensations by the judicial panel of inquiry handling cases of human rights abuses by the disbanded Special- Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), while 700 farmers, whose lands were acquired for the construction of the airport got a sum of N500 million.

Speaking at the ceremony which was held at the conference hall of the new Governor’s office in Ado-Ekiti, Fayemi, said his government decided not to wait for six months expiration given the judicial panel of inquiry before starting payment to instill confidence in governance.

Fayemi promised that his government will carry out Law reforms, policy change, and institutional strengthening that can…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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