The State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad AbdurRahman, who made the pledge when the Governor visited the defunct SARS office to ensure that they have complied with the IGP directive, said his Command would provide whatever was required of it.
‘We are going to give them the maximum cooperation and whatever they require will be turned down to them,’ he said.
Governor Ugwuanyi had while addressing EndSARS protesters on Saturday announced the setting up of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate complaints of police brutality or related extrajudicial killings, as demanded by the protesters.
The panel which would be chaired by a High Court Judge has two representatives of the civil society groups, one retired police officer of high repute, one youth representative, one student representative, a representative of the State Attorney General and another from the Human Rights Commission as members.
The State Attorney General, Mr Miletus Eze, who was with the Governor on the visit to SARS office had told the CP that the panel would be saddled with the responsibility of ‘receiving and investigatecomplaints of police brutality or related extra-judicial killings; evaluate the evidence presented/other surrounding circumstances and draw a conclusion as to the validity of the complaints and then recommend compensation and other remedial measures where appropriate.’
Giving some details about the defunct SARS in the State the police chief said, ‘by the day the unit was disbanded, they had 11 suspects, out of the 11 suspects one was on court order while 10 were being investigated. So the one that was on court order, we have returned him to the court and he has been taken to Nsukka Correctional Service.
‘Then the 10 being taken over by the State CID, I directed them to go and vet the case diaries, five of them have been taken to the court this morning (Monday), so the remaining five are those their cases are still ongoing and now being investigated by men of the State CID, they are there in the custody of the State CID. So since the unit is no more they are only waiting for the net instruction from the Force Headquarters. Having said this, Your Excellency, you will meet an empty cell.’
The ruling is a loss for state Republicans who sought to require that only ballots received by Election Day be counted.
The order could also set the tone for other pre-election challenges and highlights the fact that once again, Chief Justice John Roberts has moved left to side with his liberal colleagues in an area where he has a very conservative record.
It also comes just two weeks before Election Day and intensifies the Supreme Court confirmation battle over Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who could well prove to be a deciding vote on election night challenges.
“We got a strange ruling from the Supreme Court. Very strange,” Trump added.
Cooking can sometimes feel like a chore at the end of a busy day. It’s often tempting to throw a ready meal in the oven or call for take out. But preparing a simple and healthy family meal doesn’t have to be hard or time-consuming. Here are some quick wholesome dishes that you and your family will love. They can even be prepared in advance.
I know, what could be better that a steaming plate of fries, gravy and cheese curd? Fries, gravy, cheese curd and bacon, that’s what! Throw in some fresh shallots, chilli, and a splash of roasted bone marrow and duck gravy, and we turn this popular French-Canadian dish into a something sublime.
During the week we’re often walking out the door with a coffee in one hand and slice of toast in the other, but on weekends breakfast is never rushed. It’s a late affair, sometimes spilling over to lunch, with lots of reading and chatter in between courses of fruits, poached eggs, honey and toast. One of our favorite things we like to serve when friends are visiting are buckwheat blueberry pancakes.
There’s nothing better than a warm bowl of pumpkin soup on a cold autumn day. Combine your roasted pumpkin with some onion, garlic, vegetable broth, and a few spices, and give it some time to simmer away. Pair it with a few slices of fresh bread to turn it into something sublime.