The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has constituted an 11-man Independent Investigative Panel (IIP) to investigate allegations of human rights violations levelled against the operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigeria Police Force.
The Executive Secretary of the NHRC, Tony Ojukwu made this known in Abuja at the weekend.
He said the panel will receive petitions, complaints and memoranda from Nigerians across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.
The terms of reference of the Panel includes, the investigation of all complaints of human rights violations against SARS and other units of the Police Force, and making appropriate recommendations as per the damages and compensations to be paid to the victims of Police brutality.
The committee is headed by a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Suleiman Galadima, and is expected to make recommendations to the federal government on how best to reform SARS and other units of the Force.
Other members of the committee include: Abdulrahaman Yakubu, Yemi Ademolakun, Chioma Chuka, Prof. Ayo Atsenuwa, Tijani Mohammed, Dr. Uju Agomoh, DIG Ibrahim Lamorde, Dr. Garba Tetengi, Feyikemi Abudu, John Aikpokpo Martins, Hilary Ogbonna