The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Festus Keyamo, have described the judicial panel of inquiry across the country as illegal. The panel was set up to investigate cases of police brutality and SARS-related abuses. He made this known while speaking with Channels TV in an interview. When asked about the position of the government on the report of the panel. He said, “I will not answer this question as a sitting minister,” he said on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics. “I will answer this question as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and so, I am entitled to my own opinion. This is not the Federal Government’s position. For me, that panel was an illegal panel”.