24.11.2021 EndSARS Watch EXCLUSIVE: Lagos Judicial Panel Awards N36.2m to Policemen Attacked During #EndSARS

Published 24th Nov, 2021

By Daniel Ojukwu

The Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters has awarded the sum of N36.2million to police officers attacked during the Lagos leg of the nationwide #EndSARS protests.

According to the panel’s final report, 11 petitions were heard during the sittings, eight of which were deemed worthy of compensations.

The cases brought before the panel included claims of attacks on police barracks, area commands, divisional headquarters, police posts and individual police officers.

READ ALSO: EXCLUSIVE: Names, Ranks… All 58 Policemen Indicted by Lagos Panel for Brutalising #EndSARS Protesters

Although the panel considered the hearing of 11 cases, 65 petitions were originally submitted by aggrieved officers.

“Subsequent to the review by the panel, the petitioners which were set aside for hearing, make up the ‘Considered List (CL),'” the report read in part.

Elizabeth Obi-Enadwuze, an Assistant Superintendent of Police attached to the Airport Command, and ASP Iliyasu Muhammed of the Ikeja Police Headquarters were awarded N10 million each.

READ ALSO: EXCLUSIVE: Over 50 Policemen Indicted by Lagos Panel for Brutalising #EndSARS Protesters

Oke Nathaniel Obi-Enadwuze, ASP Enadwuze’s son, was stabbed in the neck on October 21, 2021, by unknown hoodlums claiming to be #EndSARS protesters, according to the report.

Also, Summaya Muhammed, Iliyasu Muhammed’s daughter, was raped by unknown hoodlums who infiltrated the #EndSARS protest.

On November 15, the panel submitted a 309-page report to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, revealing names of #EndSARS protesters murdered by invading Nigerian soldiers at the Lekki Tollgate.

But some pro-government individuals have punctured the leaked version of the report, saying it did not contain compensations for police officers and army personnel injured or killed during the protest.

However, FIJ can exclusively report that the panel entertained petitions from agrieved police officers seeking justice.

Although N400 million given by the state government has been exhausted on the compensation of other victims, the panel recommended and appealed to the government to pay affected officers their awarded sums.

See the full list of heard cases and compensated officers below:

1ACP Folashade Tiamiyu Daniel – Bodily InjuryN3 million
2ACP Oketunji Lawrence Shola – Bodily InjuryN2.2 million
3ASP Elizabeth Obi Enadwuze – Unlawful killing of her son (Mr Obi Enadwuze)N10 million
4ASP Iliyasu Muhammed – Rape of his daughterN10 million
5ACP Shina Okunlade – Bodily InjuryN3 million
6ACP Gbolahan Olugbemi – Bodily InjuryN5 million
7ACP Taiwo Olufemi Kasunmu – Bodily InjuryN2 million
8Attah David John – Bodily Injury – on behalf of the family of late DSP John Ogbene (Rtd)Nil
9Inspector Jennifer EdosomwanNil
10Akinniyi OlumideNil
11Inspector Adeyemi Abiodun – Bodily InjuryN1 million

Published 24th Nov, 2021

By Daniel Ojukwu


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