A total of 187 petitions were entertained at the end of the sitting of the Rivers state Judicial commission of inquiry into alleged acts of violence, torture, brutality, murder and violation of fundamental rights of citizens committed by officers, men and operatives of the Nigeria Police Force.
76 petitions were however struck out while 94 were upheld.
Recall that the inaugural sitting took place on November 24th, 2020.
Earlier, the Nigeria Bar Association urged the Government to ensure compensation of victims of acts of brutality, murder, fundamental Rights of Citizens by men of the Nigeria Police Force.
A Former Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Rivers State, Angus Chukwuka who spoke at the close of sitting of the Police Panel ini the state said the whole process will become mare academic exercise if compensation is not paid to victims.
Chukwuka advised the Judicial Commission of Inquiry to ensure recommendation of compensation for victims especially those who lost their loved ones which he said will help heal the wound of losing someone.