Lagos judicial panel awards N10m each to two victims of police brutality
The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Restitution and Inquiry has awarded N10m each to two victims of police brutality.
The panel which was set up to investigate cases of police brutality especially those involving officers of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), awarded the sum of N10 million as compensation to the family of Mrs. Kudirat Adebayo Abayomi who was k*lled by a police stray bullet in April 2017.
The panel which recommended the prosecution of the erring police officers on Friday February 19, also awarded scholarship to the children of the deceased and a letter of apology to the family from the police.
The second petitioner, Hannah Olugbode, a 35-year-old hairdresser who has been on crutches after her left leg was shattered by a stray bullet fired by some SARS officers around the Ijeshatedo area of Lagos, was also awarded N10 million for the stress and anxiety she suffered, and to help her undergo treatment.