#EndPoliceBrutality: Cross River Panel Of Inquiry Extend Petitioning Deadline

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By Archibong Jeremiah

The Cross River State seven-man Panel of Inquiry into Police Brutality and Restitution has extended deadline for submission of petition by victims.

The panel in a public notice signed by its Secretary, Tanko Ashang who is the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice extended the date for submission of written memoranda from Friday, 6th to Tuesday, 10th day of November 2020.

“Consequently the sitting of the Panel has been shifted to commence on Wednesday the 11th day of November, 2020 at 10am prompt. Venue of the sitting is the Ministry of Justice Conference Hall, Calabar.

“Persons who desire to make oral submissions to support their petitions should register at the panel Secretariat, Ministry of Justice, Calabar,” the public notice reads in part.

As at press time, the number of petitions received by the panel remains unknown, but our sources peg it at less than twelve petitions.

The panel was inaugurated on Thursday, 22 October, 2020 by the State Governor, Sen. Ben Ayade. CSOs in the State had complained about the composition of the panel.

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