Breaking: Police withdraw suit against #ENDSARS probe panels

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has applied to discontinue the suit it filed to stop the various panels probing allegations of rights abuses by men of the Nigeria police force, particularly the dreaded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1492/2020 was filed on November 9, 2020 by the NPF, through its lawyer, O. M. Atoyebi (SAN).

In the notice of discontinuance filed early on Friday by a lawyer to the NPF, Festus Ibude, reads: “Take notice that the plaintiff herein intends to and doth hereby wholly withdraws its suit against all the defendants.”

Listed as defendants in the case include the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the attorneys-general of the states and chairmen of the panels set up by the states.

Details shortly…

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