Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, has said that the Federal Government did not give a directive for the set-up Judicial Panel on Police Brutality.
He stressed that it was just “an idea” suggested to the state government.
Adesina, who made this known on Monday during an interview on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily was reacting to the White Paper report of the Lagos Judicial Panel on Police Brutality.
Speaking on the idea behind the setting up of the probe panel, Mr Adesina said that the Federal Government did not give a directive for their set-up but it was just “an idea” suggested to the state government.
“It couldn’t have been a directive because the Federal Government doesn’t have the power. It was just an idea,” he said.
He pointed that the Federal Government will only address areas within the White Paper report of the Lagos Judicial Panel on Police Brutality that concerns it, as the date for the official submission draws near.
“What would happen is that when the states come up with pronouncements on that panel report, that would then be of interest to the Federal Government.
“Definitely, when the reports come out the ones that are federal in nature will be considered.
“There are some things that would be Federal in nature, the Federal Government would tackle that but things that are state in nature, the state government will handle.
“There is an Attorney General of the Federation who will advise and the needful would be done,” Adesina said.
“I am not quite sure of that, but I know that areas that would affect the Federal Government will be looked into by the Federal Government.” He said