Osinbajo Points Out What Police Reform Would Entail, in a Recent Meeting With US Delegates

Osinbajo Points Out What Police Reform Would Entail, in a Recent Meeting With US Delegates

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday said the plan of both the federal and state governments on police reform will be a game-changer in ensuring an end to impunity.

The plans include investigating police brutality as well as providing compensation to victims of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other police units.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the Vice President made the pledge on Thursday when he received at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, an American government delegation.

The delegation comprised the US Assistant Secretary, Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Bob Destro; US Assistant Secretary, Bureau for Conflict Stabilization Operations, Denise Natali; the Counselor of the US Department of State, Thomas Brechbuhl.

According to the Vice President, no fewer than 13 states including Lagos, have established Judicial Panels “to seek justice and to compensate those whose rights have been breached.

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