Goldennews is reporting that the Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, gave judgement in favour of a complainant, Mr. Gabriel Ofoma, whose land document was seized by Police.
The 11-man panel headed by a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Suleiman Galadima, retrieved the certificate of occupancy of the land which was confiscated by officers of the Commissioner of Police Monitoring Unit of the Nigerian Police Force, and handed it over to the complainant.
Meanwhile, after the land document was officially handed over to the complainant, Justice Galadima, commended Police for complying with the order of the panel.
He stressed that the hand over signified an end to the case.
“There is an end to every litigation, and the matter has been put to an end”, Justice Galadima added.
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He said it was important to encourage peaceful settlement in all matters, even as he expressed hope that Police would continue to respect decisions of the investigative panel.
The elated complainant said he had nothing further against the police.
According to Mr. Ofoma, his prayers before the panel was for the land title document to be produced and handed over to him, which the panel succeeded in doing.
He thanked the panel for expeditiously settling the feud between him and Police.
On his part, counsel to the police, Deputy Commissioner of Police James Idachaba, said the police would continue to help in assisting the judicial panel to meet and come to the ends of justice.
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