The Kaduna state government has set up a judicial commission to probe acts of police brutality in the state.
According to Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser to the governor on media, said the action is in line with the directive of the national economic council (NEC) on the establishment of panels to investigate complaints of police brutality or extrajudicial killings.
In a statement, Adekeye said the panel is chaired by David Wyom, a judge.
“The Kaduna state government has constituted a judicial panel of inquiry into acts of police brutality in the state,” the statement read.
“This follows the resolution of the national economic council committing state governors to this and other steps to ensure accountability in the operations of police units in their states.
“Further to the resolution of the meeting of the National Economic Council held on Thursday, 15th October 2020, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has approved the constitution of a judicial commission of inquiry into acts of police brutality in Kaduna state.
“Other members of judicial panel include Lawal Tanko; Rebecca Sako-John, representing civil society; Mustapha Jumare, representing civil society, Yakuby Ibrahim, representative of students, Nathaniel Bagudu, representative of youths; Inna Binta Audu, representing National Human Rights Commission, and Hajara Abubakar, representing the attorney-general of Kaduna.”
According to the statement, representatives of civil society and youth groups will be appointed to join the governor and heads of security agencies deployed in the state on the special security and human rights committee that will oversee the activities of security agencies.