Two policemen attached to the Afao Divisional Police headquarters in Ikere Ekiti have sought compensation for their damaged cars during the #EndSARS protest in Ekiti State meanwhile the chairperson of the Ekiti State judicial panel on police brutality, Cornelius Akintayo, has raised fresh concerns over abandonment of cases by petitioners.
He raised the concerns at the panel’s sitting on Tuesday in Ado Ekiti after the first two cases were called, but the petitioners were absent. The petitioners also did not send any representatives at the panel’s hearing. Mr Akintayo asked complainants and lawyers appearing before him to accord their cases utmost priorities for expeditious trial of all the issues pending before him. He appealed to the petitioners and lawyers not to abandon the cases but to see the matters before the panel as fundamental human rights cases. He also urged the lawyers to give the cases utmost priorities because of the timeline for the sitting of the panel.