The Oyo State Government has announced the creation of an email account and a section on the state’s website for residents of the state to report incidences of police violations and brutality.
It urged residents of the state to report cases of police violations via the email address, firstname.lastname@example.org or through the link on the Oyo State website, https://oyostate.gov.ng/reportpolice/, where they are expected to fill out a form.
This was contained in a statement on Sunday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa in which he also said that plans are already afoot to set up a judicial panel that will look into the various forms of abuses and violations that are reported.
It further stated that names of members of the panel would be announced shortly.
The statement also said that Governor 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.
Adisa said that the development followed a directive to governors to set up judicial panels to probe incidences of police brutality in their states.
The statement further disclosed that the platform is domiciled in the Office of the Governor adding that it is aimed at demonstrating Makinde’s determination to address the menace of police brutality, rights abuse and extortion, with a bird’s-eye view monitoring mechanism.