Report shows Nigerian Army, Police shot #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate

Report reveals Nigerian Army, Police shots #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate Governor Sanwo-Olu, who received the report from the panel at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, pledged to treat the report appropriately, saying history will judge the state government well or otherwise.

Governor Sanwo-Olu constituted a four-man committee, led by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, to prepare a White Paper.

Sanwo-Olu, who promised to release the White Paper within two weeks for public knowledge, said: “The committee will very quickly, look through and bring forward a white paper within the next two weeks that will be considered at the Lagos State Executive Council and would be gazetted as a white paper coming from the panel of enquiry.

The report of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution on Lekki Toll Gate Shooting Incident and Cases of Police Brutality as well as human rights violations indicted the Nigerian Army and the Police of complicity in the death of protesters at the Lekki Toll gate in 2020.

“The panel found that the Nigerian Police Force deployed its officers to the Lekki Toll Gate on the night of October 20, 2020, and between that night and the morning of October 21, 2020, its officer shot at, assaulted and battered unarmed protesters, which led to injuries and deaths.

The police officers also tried to cover up their actions by picking up bullets.

“The panel found out there was an invitation of the Nigerian Army to Lagos State made by the Lagos State Government through the governor before the hierarchy of the Nigerian Army deployed its soldiers to the Lekki Toll Gate on the night of October 20.

The panel found that there was an attempt to cover up the Incident of October 20, by the cleaning of the Lekki Toll Gate and the failure to preserve the scene ahead of potential investigations.”

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