Not less than 20 victims who suffered from various abuses from the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has been compensated by the Human Rights Commission (HRC) according to reports.
The Commission says a total of N146m have been disbursed to various victims so far and more is expected to be given to others when their case is finalized.
The human rights Commission had its inaugural sitting in November 2020, received a total of 297 petitions from 29 states including the FCT.
The cases received include illegal arrests, extrajudicial killings, torture, unlawful prolonged detention, among others.
According to the secretary of the panel, Hillary Ogbonna, 144 cases have been concluded while the rest have not been touched.
He further noted that 25 cases were struck out, while 12 were withdrawn
The compensations range from between N500,000 to about N10 million.
The panel assured the victims that the perpetrators will face justice, despite the compensation, as the Attorney General of the Federation will charge them to court.
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