Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State received the findings of the state’s Judicial Panel of Inquiry investigating accusations of police brutality and extra-judicial murders in the state on Friday, promising to assist victims’ families.
Okowa, who made the pledge in Asaba, said his government will study and execute the panel’s recommendations, encouraging police to view the public as a collaborator in information collection rather than an adversary.
While stressing that the panel’s findings would be considered by the State Executive Council, he stated that justice will be served to the greatest extent feasible.
He said and as a caption,
“We are all very much aware of the impact of ENDSARS in our country. It opened a new chapter in the history of our country, where it became very obvious that many of our citizens across the nation were suffering silently.
“Many of them were in real pains, rising from loss of loved ones or loved ones that have been maimed by the Police.
“Rising from several stakeholders meetings, we decided that all states should constitute judicial panels of enquiry, for which Delta state constituted one”.
He applauded the panel’s Chairman and representatives for their meticulous work in completing the project, and he was pleased that Deltans came out to present their grievances to the council.
He then went on to say and as a caption,
“I want to reassure you that the recommendations made will be looked into very urgently by the state executive council and that justice will be done to the best that we can as human beings.
“We can not bring the dead to live and no amount of money can buy a soul. However, we will do the best we can to sympathise with the families and victims.