The Presidential Presidential Panel on SARS Reform has recommended the dismissal of 37 policemen accused violating the rights of Nigerians .
The panel , which was headed by the Executive Secretary , National Human Rights Commission , Anthony Ojukwu , has just submitted it ’ s report to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
In all the Presidential Panel received 113 complaints across Nigeria , investigated them and arrived at the conclusions and recommendations.
Ojukwu said , “ At the end of its public hearing and having listened to complaints as well as defendants and their counsel , the Panel recommended thirty – seven ( 37 ) Police ofﬁcers for dismissal from the force . Twenty four ( 24 ) were recommended for prosecution .
“ The panel also directed the Inspector General of Police to unravel the identity of twenty- two ( 22 ) ofﬁcers involved in the violation of the human rights of innocent Citizens .
“ The police were directed to pay compensation of various sums in forty —ﬁve ( 45 ) complaints and tender public apologies in ﬁve ( 5 ) complaints and directed to obey court orders in ﬁve ( 5 ) matters .
“ The police were directed to immediately arrest and prosecute two ( 2 ) retired senior Police ofﬁcers found to have violated the rights of citizens ( one for extra – judicial killing and the other for the illegal takeover of Property of a suspect) . The Panel also recovered two vehicles illegally auctioned by SARS Ofﬁcers and returned them to their owners . ”DON'T MISS: Download Edujandon.com News app and get latest news updates directly to your phone!