ANAMBRA JUDICIAL PANEL OF INQUIRY: PETITIONER PLEADS FOR RELEASE OF HER HUSBAND’S CORPSE

Reporter: CHUKWUDI CHUKWUENYEM

The Anambra State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police brutality today considered five petitions presented before it.

he Judicial Panel of inquiry which had it’s third sitting in Awka said it would be transparent in it’s investigations, promising to give every party a level ground to present it’s submission.

Of the five petitions considered, one was withdrawn, three were adjourned while one was admitted.

During the sitting, one of the petitioners, Mrs Chidimma Edoziuno appealed for the release of her husband’s corpse for burial.

Mrs Edoziuno while narrating the ordeal, that lead to the demise of her husband, claimed that operatives of Awkuzu SARS abducted and killed him in August 2017.

Admitting the submission, the panel Chairman, Justice Veronica Umeh (Retired) read out the prayers.

On the three petitions that were adjourned, Justice Umeh urged the petitioners to articulate their prayers expected from the Government before returning to the panel.

While striking out the petition which was earlier withdrawn by the petitioner, Dr Peter Ekemezie, the Chairman of the panel noted that she would not be engaged in what she called Judicial Recklessness.

The Anambra State Judicial Panel of inquiry on Police brutally has about thirty three petitions to investigate within the period alloted to it to complete the assignment.

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