The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has initiated a legal move to disband the EndSARS panel of inquiry set up across the country.
The IGP in a suit FHC/ABJ/CS/1492/2020 seek the court to declare panel of inquiry set up across the country as unconstitutional.
Police lawyers headed by Oyetola Atoyebi claimed that the state authorities have no right whatsoever to look into the allegations of wrongdoing levelled against the police.
He said that it is only the institution itself that can administer personnel issues.
The IGP’s latest move has been described a legal road block against the judicial panels of inquiry that were constituted across the country since October.
The panels were raised to look into allegations of corruption and rights abuses against police officers, especially members of the now-outlawed special anti-robbery squad.
The constitution of the panels was also a major negotiation ground between the government and #EndSARS protesters in October. Several states from Lagos to Anambra have already started hearing cases on police abuses.