A Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the killings and violence during the December 10 rerun poll in Rivers state was inaugurated on Thursday by the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike.
The brief ceremony held at the Government house in Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike inaugurated the seven-man panel with a charge to thoroughly look into the actual number of persons that died and those behind their death.
The Governor said that the state government is not bordered with who won the election but is worried about those that lost their lives during the election.
Governor Wike also promised that those found culpable in the investigation will be punished in accordance with the law, stressing that the state government will not politicized crime and life of its citizen.
The chairman of the commission, Justice Chiwendu Nwogu, in his response on behalf of the commission, assured the Governor that they will live up to expectation.
Earlier, a document signed by the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Kenneth Kobani had said that the commission’s terms of reference will include investigating the remote and immediate causes of the violence during the December 10 rerun elections in Rivers State.
The commission also has the Chief State Counsel, Alphonso Sibi as the Secretary of the Commission with five other members.
The commission has one month to submit its findings.