By Oivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to an #EndSARS advocate, Oluwatosin Gbenga, the Nigerian government was bidding for time with the establishment of state judicial panels of inquiry to probe cases of police brutality in the country.
Gbenga made this known on Thursday during a special end-of-the-year programme which aired on Channels Television.
“There is a lot of reinforcement for people to actually join that particular movement. For us, the government is trying to buy time with this judicial panel that has been set up,” he said.
According to Gbenga, Nigerian youths were still being harassed by operatives of the Nigerian Police Force, despite the protests that crippled commercial activities and left many motorists stranded in Lagos, the FCT and other parts of the country, adding that Nigerian youths want a nation where they can express themselves, exert their freedom of expression and movement.
Recall that Nigerians youths had trooped out en masse across the country in October, 2020, protesting against police brutality and issued a 5-point demand that resulted in the proscription of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and the order to all the states of the federation to set up judicial panels of inquiry to probe cases of police brutality and make recommendations to the federal government.