Senate Passes Bill To Compensate ENDSARS Victims

- May 24, 2023

The Senate has passed a Bill seeking to compensate victims of the EndSARS protest, for second reading.

The Bill, which is sponsored by Senator Gershom Bassey (PDP, Cross River), passed the Second Reading stage at plenary on Wednesday.

Recall that EndSARS protests organised to protest police brutality in the country, took violent dimension in October 2020 after being hijacked by hoodlums in some parts of the country, leading to the death of innocent Nigerians, Policemen and destruction of public and private properties.

Leading the debate on the general principles of the Bill, Senator Bassey said the proposed legislation seeks to provide for the establishment of the EndSARS Victims Compensation Fund.

He said, “Distinguished colleagues, you may recall that as a result of the EndSARS nationwide protests in October 2020.

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