The Lagos State Government has responded to the controversy surrounding the Victims of Reconciliation Judicial Inquiry Report on SARS-related abuse and other issues.
Following the release of the report on Monday, many Nigerians were divided.
Some questioned the content of the report, pointing out gaps and calling on the Lagos State government to reject it.
Others, however, rejoiced at the announcement of a “massacre” at Lecky Tolgate and the killing of protesters.
In a statement, Lagos State Information and Strategy Commissioner Gibenga Omotoso said the state government has a good idea to set up a panel.
The statement read: “The Lagos State Government has reviewed various responses to the SARS-related victims’ case and other issues. There were public debates over the report.
“We must refrain from undermining the good intentions of the government in establishing this panel, which was encouraged to do its job – a fact recognized by the panel.
“According to the 2015 Inquiry Court, a committee has been set up to submit a white paper on the report to determine the next course of action. The government will issue a white paper on the issues raised at the appropriate time.”
A.D. On October 20, 2020, at least nine people were killed on the Lecky toll road during a military operation to disperse # EndSARS protesters, the panel said.
The panel, led by Justice Doris Okuobi, made the announcement in a report to the Lagos State government on Monday.
Under the title ‘Leke Incident Investigation October 20, 2020’, a copy of this copy was provided to PUNCH, and the panel reported that at least 48 protesters were either shot, wounded or attacked by soldiers.
According to the report, nine protesters were killed and four were killed.
The panel listed 48 names as victims.
Of the 48, 20 were shot dead and 13 others were wounded by soldiers.
According to the report, Victor Sundei Ibanga, Abuta Solomon, Jide, Olalekan Abidin Ashafa, Olamilekan Ajasa, Kolade Salami, Florunsho Olabisi, Kenenchuku Ugoh and Nathaniel Solomon were killed.
The report also lists Abiyodu Adesanya, Efani Nicholas Egi, Tola and Wisdom as “presumed dead.”
A further 96 bodies were presented by a forensic pathologist at John State University Teaching Hospital.
According to the 309-page report, the protesters were killed by police and soldiers.
The report rejects the federal government’s consistent claim that no Tolgate massacre took place during a nationwide protest against extrajudicial killings and police brutality by members of the Nigerian Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad last year. Force it.
It is reported that the army fired on the protesters, causing severe injuries and loss of life.
The panel also stated that “the following officers (Lieutenant Colonel S. Belo and Major General Godwin Umelo) refused to comply with the panel’s call to obstruct the investigation.
All officers (excluding Major General Omatan) and members of the Nigerian Army on October 20, 2020, and members of the Nigerian Army, should be disciplined, removed from office, and dismissed. To serve in any public or security service.
On October 20 and 21, 2020, a Moroccan police station division police officer was charged with arbitrary and unlawful firing and killing of protesters.
Leki Toll Plaza has been renamed # EndSARS Tollgate and is being commemorated.
As long as the fee is available, it is recommended that the venue be “free of charge” on October 20 of each year.
Receiving a panel report on Monday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said a four-member committee had been set up to review the report.
The committee will be co-chaired by the state Attorney General and the Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbangjo (SAN), along with the Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Segun Dawood. Special Adviser, Works and Infrastructure, Ms. Aramide Adeyoye; And Tolani Oshodi, Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet. ,,,,
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