Nigerian police moves to stop judicial panel of inquiries

The presidency expressed shock yesterday on December 3, 2020, as the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) launched a legal suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1492/2020 to halt the ongoing proceedings by judicial panels.

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This panels of inquiry were earlier set up by state governments to investigate allegations of brutality against members of the police force, which triggered the #EndSARS protests that later degenerated into a spiral of violence in October. The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has denied authorising the suit, directed investigations into the matter and queried the Force Legal Officer.

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