By Shola Akingboye – 21 October 2020
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has inaugurated the Independent Investigative Panel to investigate all allegations of human rights violations and abuse of power by the defunct Squad, to include Lekki Toll Gate killings.
At the event which took place at the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja, the Executive Secretary of the Commission Tony Ojukwu Esq highlighted other areas the panel would look into.
The Panel made up of experts and representatives from the Civil Society as well as the Nigerian Youths, is to be chaired by a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Suleiman Galadima.
Justice Galadima who spoke on behalf of members of the panel promised to do a thorough job.
Justice Galadima also stated that their ability to carry out their duties effectively depends on a peaceful environment to work in.
Other members of the Panel are; Civil Society; Dr. Lydia Umar and Dr. UjuAgomohc. Representatives of the National Human Rights Commission;Mr. Abdulrahman Yakubu (Director, Civil and Political Rights). Representative of Nigerian Youths; Mr. Mubarak Mijinyawa(Speaker Nigerian Youth Parliament) Representative of the Police Service Commission; Mr. TijaniMohammed (Director Investigation). Representative of Nigeria Police Force; Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde(AIG Intelligence)
Representative of the Nigerian Bar Association; John Aikpokpo-Martin (1st Vice President NBA) and Dr. GarbaTetengi SAN, Mni.