The Judicial Panel of Inquiry recently constituted by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to receive complaints of police brutality and extra judicial killings in Delta State has called for submission of memoranda from the general public.
A statement signed by the State Director of Information, Mr Dona Obusah, said each memorandum should be accompanied with photographs, video clips and or other material evidence, where available.
The memoranda, which must be a typed written deposition and affidavit on oath, sworn to before a commissioner for oaths or a notary public, should state the facts of the alleged complaint of police brutality or related extra judicial killing within Delta State. It said each memorandum should also state the name, telephone number and contact address of the petitioner, who will be required to give oral evidence before the panel at its public sittings.
According to the statement, interested members of the public are requested to submit memoranda in 16 hard copies and addressed to the Secretary, Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and Extra Judicial Killings, Ministry of Justice Headquarters, 26, Ogbolu Onwuka Road, Asaba.
In addition, the statement said memoranda can also be submitted at the zonal offices of the Ministry of Justice at Warri, Effurun, Agbor, Ozoro, Kwale, Sapele and Ughelli.
It said a soft copy of the memorandum should also be submitted by email to the following mail address: thejudicialpanelonpolicebrutality @deltastate.gov.ng, and that all memoranda should be submitted to the Judicial Panel of Inquiry not later than Wednesday 18th November, 2020. The statement said the panel will hold public sittings at the Multi-Door Courthouse Complex, Asaba and Magistrate Court 1 Warri respectively, on dates to be announced later. It advised interested members of the public to call or send text messages to the secretariat of the panel on any of the following numbers: 09150370329, 09150370329, 09131355594 and 09011307116 between the hours of 8am – 4pm on weekdays.