A member of the Lagos State Judicial Commission, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has threatened to make public the “full content” of the Lekki shooting presented by the body to the state government if promises to make it public are not kept, the lawyer in a note.
The panel on Monday presented its reports on the Lekki incident and police brutality cases to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Upon receiving the report, Sanwo-Olu established a four-man committee to review the report within two weeks and “carry forward the white paper that would be considered to the Lagos state executive council and presented as the white paper coming from the commission of inquiry “.
On October 20, the Nigerian army shot people protesting police brutality at the Lekki toll booth, but continually denied being involved in the incident despite testimony from witnesses, including the hospitals where the victims were taken. , to prove that there have been casualties.
The results Mr. Adegboruwa said the panel in its report named the lead plaintiff found guilty of the incident and made far-reaching recommendations regarding the perpetrators to achieve true healing and reconciliation.
Mr. Adegboruwa said he has a copy of the report submitted to the government and would trust the governor will deliver on his promise to make their findings and recommendations public.
“This is the only way to build a true nation and prevent the atrocious acts of the security agencies against our people, especially the young, the vulnerable and the defenseless, from being repeated,” he said.
“I believe that the State of Lagos, having presented itself before the panel as a party, having presented documents before the panel and leading the witnesses to take a stand on the Lekki tollbooth incident, it will be unfair and improper for the Lagos State to be a judge in the its cause, seeking to re-examine the college report.
However, the governor explained to me that this would only be done to allow the government to implement the panel’s findings and recommendations and not to tamper with or mutilate it. I believe in His Excellency.
“However, I will continue to observe the course of events and at the appropriate time, one may be forced to declare the full contents of the report if the promises made are not kept.
“I cannot and will never subscribe to anything that would amount to covering the panel report.
Answers to questions Meanwhile, Adegboruwa said the panel investigated the incident to determine whether “there was any protest at the Lekki Tollgate, the nature of the protest, the presence and mission of soldiers at the Lekki Tollgate, if the bullets blanks or true were fired by soldiers, if there was a death and, if so, the numbers involved, if there was a massacre at the Lekki toll booth on 20 October 2020 and, if so, which ones Evidence is available to prove this, whether the police were at the Lekki Tollbooth and, if so, whether they shot and killed the protesters, etc. “
He said the panel answered these questions “in a sincere, frank and courageous way, based on the evidence brought before them, believing that the crimes against humanity that occurred at the Lekki toll booth on October 20, 2020, would never most verified in our nation. “
Source: – Premium Times