Lagos Panel of Enquiry Recovers Bullet Shells at Lekki Toll Gate

Admin 31-Oct-2020 Nigeria_News

By Olayemi Esan

The Lagos State judicial panel of inquiry into brutality by the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force on Friday visited the Lekki Toll Gate, the scene where protesters were shot by members of the military last week Tuesday.

The panel members, led by Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd), said they visited the scene for inspection and to make more findings concerning the controversial shooting which occurred on 20 October.

The panel recovered six bullet shells at the scene of the incident, 10 days after the shooting

Yomi Omomuwansa, Managing Director of Lekki Concession Company (LCC), who took the panel members round the facility, said most of their equipment was damaged as they were set ablaze by hoodlums following the shooting of the #EndSARS protesters at the toll gate.

Other panel members who visited the toll gate are Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN); and Segun Awosanya, a human rights activists popularly known as Segalink.

Rinu Odulala and Temitope Majekodunmi, the youth representatives on the judicial panel, were also at the toll gate.

At the resumption of its sitting on Friday, the panel sworn-in in the representative of LCC.

The LCC representative also confirmed the company has the footage of Lekki shooting.

The panel, however, did not receive the CCTV footage. It said its main assignment for the Friday was to visit the incident site.

The Nigerian Army, accused of carrying out the attack believed to have killed at least two people, had initially denied its troops were at the scene.

It later admitted soldiers were there on the invitation of the state government, but insists they shot no one, despite video evidence showing otherwise.

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