The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has called on the Inspector-General of Police to come up with a way to identify any victim of police brutality to ensure they are compensated.
Mr Gbajabiamila said the move was part of the authorities’ efforts to end anti-police protests in Nigeria.
Despite the collapse of the notorious SARS police department, protesters continued to gather until Tuesday, when the formation of a new SWAT force was announced to replace SARS.
Compensation for those who have died or suffered as a result of police torture is one of the demands of protesters seeking an end to the alleged abuses by police.
According to the spokesperson, the council has reached a decision to calm the families of those who lost their lives at the hands of the police by paying them compensation.