Widow Gets N10m Compensation For The Killing Of Her Husband During #ENDSARS Protest

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Widow Gets N10m Compensation For The Killing Of Her Husband During #ENDSARS Protest

A widow has been awarded N10 million as compensation for the killing of her husband, Rasheed Kareem during the #ENDSARS protest by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing cases of police brutality on Saturday.

The Panel, led by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led, awarded the sum to the widow while ruling on a petition submitted before it by the brother of the deceased, Olalekan Bankole.

Bankole had, during his appearance before the panel in February, narrated how his brother was shot dead by policemen from Area C Command in Surulere on October 21, 2020 amid the #EndSARS protest.

Justice Okuwobi, aside the N10 million compensation, also directed the police to fish out the policeman responsible for the shooting and prosecute them accordingly.

Another petitioner, Yinka Adebayo, was awarded N1m by the panel, as damages for his unlawful arrest, torture and illegal confiscation of his car by the police between September 28 and 30, 2017.

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