Victims of police brutality have demanded justice at the judicial panels of enquiry sitting in Lagos, Rivers and Ekiti states.
Some governors had set up the panels to probe police brutality, following the EndSARS protests that rocked the nation.
In Rivers State, a woman, Patience Mbang, on Friday demanded justice from the Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Police Brutality over the alleged extra-judicial killing of her son, Andrew Mbang by men of the Rivers State Police Command in September 2007.
Mbang, a native of Eket Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State who was testifying before the panel led by Justice Chukwunenye Uriri (rted.) on Friday said she was denied access to her son who was arrested on September 20, 2007 by operatives attached to the Old GRA Police Station, Port Harcourt, before and after he was killed.
Chairman of the panel, retired Justice Uriri, adjourned the matter till December 6, 2020, for cross-examination of the witness and continuation of hearing.
In Lagos State, a 71-year-old retired soldier, Michael Openiyi, narrated to the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry how one Sergeant Jide Akintola attached to the Sabo Police Station in Lagos shot dead his son, Olusegun Openiyi, on August 19, 2007.
The septuagenarian said his son, who worked for a telecommunication company, Celtel, at the time, was on an official duty, riding in the company’s vehicle when he was shot by the policeman around the University of Lagos. (Punch)