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Why Lagos Judicial panel awarded 20 million compensation to victims of police brutality

Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry investigating cases of police brutality by former Special Anti-robbery squad has awarded ten million naira each as compensation to two petitioners. The two petitioners, Adebayo Abayomi and Hannah Olugbodi collected the compensation on Friday after recommendation from the panel.

This will be the first major compensation that they will pay out since the establishment of the panels.

The judicial panel also called for the prosecution of the police officers that is responsible for the killing.

They gave Adebayo Abayomi the compensation money for her family, scholarship for her children and letter of apology to the family from the police.

The second petitioner Hannah Olugbode is a hairdresser that SARS officers bullet hit her left leg in Ijeshatedo area of Lagos.

The panel also awarded her 10 million Naira for the stress and anxiety that she suffered and to help her get treatment.

This story of compensation is coming after the problem that the Lagos state panel faced when they gave green light to LCC to take control of Lekki toll gate.

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