Ogun State Government has assured residents of the State that the Judicial Panel of Investigation set up to receive and investigate complaints of victims on police brutality, abuse of human rights and extra judicial killings will ensure that justice is delivered with appropriate compensation where necessary.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Waheed Odusile who restated this in Abeokuta, said the present administration was already taking steps to curb excesses of security agents.
Odusile noted that “this protest has given us an opportunity as a nation to have a holistic view on how to tackle various challenges and illegal operations of some security operatives in the society’’.
He urged victims of brutality to send their petitions to the panel sitting at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta, with evidence for proper investigation, adding that petitions could also be sent online to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07080601223, 07080601224 or 07080601225 for enquiries.
Odusile, while pointing out the roles of journalists and information managers, said they were not to pronounce their views and opinions, but to know how to reflect government to the people, as well as get the views of the people back to the government.
“We have a lot of work to do as journalists, especially at this time, to unite the nation with our reports. We are called Nigerian Journalists because the nation Nigeria exist’’, the Commissioner said.