By Benjamin Omoike
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, inaugurated an 11-man judicial panel of inquiry to investigate human rights violation, police brutality and extra-judicial killings in the state.
The panel comprises Justice Badejoko Adeniji (Chairman), Prof. J. Oluwole Akintayo, Mrs. Wunmi F. Odutayo, Nasir Sulaiman, Mary Kolawole, Babatunde Oduyoye, Mrs. Mariam Badmus, O. Akintayo, Falowo Saheed, Adebobola Agbeja and Mrs. Olufolakemi O. Ogundele (Secretary).
Makinde, who inaugurated the panel at the State Executive Council Chambers, Governor’s Office, Ibadan, said the state government took time before constituting the panel, to ensure quality representation and clarity of cases the panel would handle.
He said that over 50 petitions had been received and implored other residents who might have issues of human rights violation, police brutality and extra-judicial killings, to seek redress with the panel.