Lagos State commence Judicial panel for SARS related abuses

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The Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses in Lagos, got underway on Tuesday with one of the petitioners recounting his Police brutality ordeal.

Okolieagu Obunike, a father of five, told the panel that in 2012, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) operatives detained and tortured him for 47 days at their Ikeja office, without trial.

Obunike alleged that the operatives also stole and sold his car, a Volkswagen bus, land, bags of cement, inverter and carted away all the possessions in his house.

Another victim of police brutality, Okoli Agwu, testified that his teeth were removed by operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) during the 48 days he spent in their custody.

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