The Bar expressed its commendation in a statement signed respectively by its Chairman and Secretary, Messrs Pius Oiwoh and Andrew Lawani.
The panel, led by Justice Doris Okuwobi, sat for more than one year, listening to testimonies of petitioners, witnesses, experts, and lawyers.
The NBA in its statement on Wednesday described the report of the panel as a job well done.
“The NBA Benin Bar welcomes the report of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses and other matters.
“We salute the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel for the courage, activism and doggedness which it displayed in coming up with an all-encompassing report.
“Members of the panel have written their names in gold.
“We also extend special commendation to our colleagues who appeared for many of the victims and many of them did this on pro-bono terms; they have displayed the finest traditions for which the Bar is known.
“The Lagos panel has made far-reaching findings and recommendations which enjoy wide acceptance.
“We hope also that the content of the Lagos report would serve as a lesson to all,’’ it stated.
The Bar also advised other states who had set up such panels to make their reports public to engender public confidence.
NAN reports that during the sittings of the panel, it announced that it would divide its assignment and report, into two principal segments.
The reports it stated would cover general cases of police abuses and the special case of the Lekki Toll Gate incident.
During the proceedings, compensations were paid to deserving cases of police abuses while a special case was made for victims of the Lekki Toll Gate incident of Oct. 20, 2020. (NAN)