#EndSARS: Oyo govt creates platforms for residents to report police abuses

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Oyo state government on Sunday announced that the state has created a platform where residents can report police brutality.

Governor Makinde disclosed this via a statement made available to journalists on Sunday through his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa.

Adisa in the statement said that the state government created the email account and a section on the state’s website for residents of the state to report incidences of police violations and brutality.

He said residents of the state can report cases of police violations via the email address, reportpolice@mail.oyostate.gov.ng or through the link on the Oyo State website, https://oyostate.gov.ng/reportpolice/, where they can fill out a form.

He added that plans are already underway to set up a judicial panel that will look into the various forms of abuses and violations that are reported.

Adisa also said that the names of members of the panel would be announced shortly.

He added that Governor Makinde gave this directive to create the email account at the weekend in line with his earlier stance that the genuine grievances of the #EndSARS protesters, which border on police brutality, must be addressed by the government.

He added that the development followed a directive to governors to set up judicial panels to probe incidences of police brutality in their states.

He further disclosed that the platform is domiciled in the Office of the Governor which is aimed at demonstrating Mr Makinde’s determination to address the menace of police brutality, rights abuse and extortion, with a bird’s-eye view monitoring mechanism.

“The Government of Oyo State has created an email account and a section on the state’s website for residents of the state to report incidences of police violations and brutality.

“Residents of the state can report cases of police violations via the email address, or through the link on the Oyo State website, where they can fill out a form.

“Plans are already afoot to set up a judicial panel that will look into the various forms of abuses and violations that are reported.

“The Governor of Oyo, Engineer Seyi Makinde, gave this directive at the weekend in line with his earlier stance that the genuine grievances of the #EndSARS protesters, which bother on police brutality, must be addressed by the government”, the statement read.

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