Days after public outcry over the inability to hear petition against Police Brutality, the Oyo State Judicial Panel says it is planning to hold first public hearing in January 2021.
The panel administrative secretary, Mr Salami Hakeem told Nigerian Tribune that the judicial panel has been analysing complains and petitions submitted to it.
According to him, after the conclusion of member’s assessment of petitions, the panel is most likely to have inaugural public hearing next month.
“We have started sitting and our next sitting will be January 11. Very soon, we will go on air to tell the public what we are doing so far. The committee has been meeting.
“You know we have to get people to submit their petitions, complaints and we have to collate and analyse and assess those complaints, then we will announce when the public hearing will start.
“Individual members are already looking at the petitions and on the 11th of January, the result of the individual assessment will be submitted and we will now know what to do after that.
“There will be pre-trial; we have to analyse all those reports and see when to invite people to give their testimony.
“We have over 70 petitions that we are looking at. It is very likely that we will have a public hearing next month,” Tribune quoted him as saying.
Governor Makinde’s media aide, Mr Taiwo Adisa, had also said the panel is conducting preliminary investigations into the record of alleged atrocities.
The panel was inaugurated on November 10. It also took public outcry before Makinde-led government constitute the members.