Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has charged members of the State’s judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to investigate cases of brutality and human rights violations by operatives of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS), to carry out their duty with all sense of responsibility.
Governor Makinde who gave the charge shortly after the swearing-in of members of the panel in Ibadan on Tuesday said the State is determined to play its part in the entrenchment of a just and secure society.
Members of the panel are drawn from the legal community, the National Human Rights Commission, the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), the National Youth Council of Nigeria, youth representatives of End SARS protesters and the community.
The panel was constituted pursuant to Section 2 (1) of the Oyo State Commission of Inquiry Law Cap 32 of the Laws of Oyo State 2000 which empowers the Governor to set up a commission of inquiry.
However, as the scope is beyond Oyo State, the panel will be collaborating with the Federal Government.