Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday noted that the terms of reference of the Judicial Panel set up to investigate police brutality and rights violations has been expanded.
Sanwo-Olu stated this while speaking with newsmen at the Lagos House in Marina on Friday.
This is coming three days after some protesters were killed at the Lekki toll gate by security operatives.
He said, “So what we have done is that we have consulted and we are now expanding the terms of reference of the panel that we have set up because it is exactly the same kind of composition.”
“That same panel headed by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi will be investigating all of the issues that happened at the Toll Plaza on Tuesday night. Their terms of reference have been expanded and for emphasis, the sitting will start on Monday at the Lagos Court of Arbitration International Centre in Lekki.”
He also called on the people of Lagos State to provide the panel with useful information that will help in the effective probe against SARS operatives.
He said: “They will be receiving petitions from Monday. If you need to send the petition via email, their address is [email protected]”
“We will expect everyone that has a case or petition or something to pass unto this panel. They have been empowered extensively to determine how they run and conduct themselves at the panel.”