The Delta State Government on Monday commenced the payment of compensation to victims of police brutality as well as extra-judicial killings in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by Niger Delta activist, Comrade Israel Joe.
He said, “I’m impressed with the actions of the Delta State Government as victims receive cheque payment today Monday 7th February from the office of the Secretary to the State Government’s (SSG) office.”
Comrade Joe hailed Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa and the state government for responding to his calls to pay the victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings.
“This is the best way to go and I want to use this medium to thank His Excellency, the Governor of Delta State for responding to this timely call.
“Really, #EndSARS advocates won the battle. I also want to use this medium to respond to the news making rounds that some #EndSARS protesters are still under detention in some areas of the country. Family members and friends of those victims in detention should reach us as soon as possible,” he said.
On January 25, Comrade Joe in a statement called on the Delta State Government to pay compensations to victims of #EndSARS as recommended by the Judicial Panel of Inquiry.
He threatened to resign his membership from the Delta State Human Rights Protection Committee if Governor Okowa refuses to pay the victims.