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Justice Chukwudifu Oputa

Posted by Webby on 10/10/2001 8:29:34 PM

Justice Chukwudifu Oputa

Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, was appointed to investigate abuses during 15 years of military rule, which ended when President Obasanjo took office as elected president on 29 May. The Oputa panel will be required to examine human rights abuses when President Obasanjo was in power previously as a military ruler from 1976 to 1979.

The decision follows demands for a thorough investigation of rights abuses in Nigeria since independence in 1960.