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#EndSARS: Oyo Govt Sets Up Platform For Reporting Police Brutality

As part of the effort to address the agitation of EndSARS protesters, the Oyo state government on Sunday disclosed that it has created a designated email account and dedicated a section of the state’s website for residents to report cases of police brutality.

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, disclosed the development in a statement on signed by Taiwo Adisa, his chief press secretary. .

According to the statement, the state is making efforts to constitute a judicial panel to probe all forms of abuses by police officers in line with the directive of the federal government towards addressing the demands of protesters.

“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,” the statement read.

“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.

“The platform is domiciled in the Office of the Governor and that it is aimed at demonstrating Governor Makinde’s determination to address the menace of police brutality, rights abuse and extortion, with a bird’s-eye view monitoring mechanism.”

Makinde has supported the #EndSARS protests, and also condemned the harassment of innocent citizens by police officers.

He had also asked the police “to take a back seat”, while other security agencies monitor the protests in the state.

“Peaceful protests are a big part of our democratic process. The right to freedom of speech and assembly are guaranteed by our Constitution, and I will never support any attempt to rob citizens of their fundamental human rights,” the governor had said.

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