Governor of Oyo State says its government has created an email account and dedicated a section of the state’s website for residents to report cases of police brutality.
Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo state, in a statement yesterday, noted that this was part of the state’s efforts to address the demands of the #EndSARS protesters.
According to the statement signed by Taiwo Adisa, chief press secretary to the governor, 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, email@example.com 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 as He also asked the police “to take a back seat”, while other security agencies monitor the protests in the state. (Read more)
“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.