By Patrick Obia and Rachel Idim
The sitting of the Panel of Inquiry into Police Brutality and Restitution in Cross River State after adjourning to 26 November, 2020, to allow the Federal Government (Police) respond to 54 petitions at once, has been shifted.
When journalists arrived the venue, State Ministry of Justice, Calabar they were told “no sitting today, come tomorrow” by one of the receptionists.
Recall that in the previous sitting which held November 19, 2020, the 15 out of 54 petitions drafted to be taken, only 5 was attended to.
Three cross-examined and two struck out on what the Chairman of panel, Retired Justice Michael Edem, termed “the panel will not entertain emotions and sentiments, the matter is hereby struck out without prejudice.”
The concrete reason for the shift to Friday, 27 November, 2020 was not ascertained as at press time.
Though lawyers, journalists and others were seen hanging around the premises in groups.
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