The Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Police Brutality and other human rights abuses will today, Tuesday November 24th hold it’s inaugural sitting at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre in Port Harcourt.
The Commission had in a statement issued by it’s chairman, Hon. Justice Chukwueneye Uriri (Rtd) a fortnight ago invited interested and affected persons especially those who submitted memoranda to attend today’s occasion.
Meanwhile submission of memoranda to thr commissuon ended on Monday 23rd November, 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari had in the wake of EndSars Protests that resonated across the country in October directed the 36 state Governors to inaugurate the commission to address grievances of Nigerians over what had become a commonplace and reoccuring incidents of heinous acts of brutality and extrajudicial killings by men of the Police Force.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike had at first expressed his decision to ignore the directive but would later succumb to inaugurate the commission after EndSars protesters besieged the Government House in Port Harcourt demanding that he addresses them less than 24hrs after he had placed a ban on protests in the state.