Following the report by the Lagos State Judicial Group which charges the Nigerian army and police officers for killing peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll booth, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability project, SERAP, has announced that it is pursuing a lawsuit against the government of President Buhari.
SERAP said it is suing Buhari to force the arrest of soldiers and police officers involved in the shooting of EndSARS protesters in Lekki Tollgate in Lagos state.
In a series of tweets, the body urged the Buhari government to enforce the payment of compensation to the victims.
Revealing that it would file the lawsuit on Wednesday, SERAP said the EndSARS Group’s report will serve as part of its evidence.
According to SERAP: “BREAKAGE: We are suing the Buhari administration to force it to immediately arrest the soldiers and police responsible for killing the #EndSARS protesters at Lekki-Toll Gate and paying compensation to the victims.
“Please indicate your interest in participating in the cause by indicating your names.
“We will first file the case tomorrow morning; so please indicate your interest
“We are also following up on our petition dated 21 October 2020 to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court by sending today a copy of the report from the Lagos #EndSARS group for further information and evidence.”
In June 2020, soldiers and police officers shot some EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate in Lagos state.
The incident sparked widespread protests across the country.
A panel was then set up to probe the incident and yesterday presented its report.