The Lagos State government has released the state’s Judicial Panel of Inquiry into police brutality and the Lekki Toll Gate shooting to the public.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, on Sunday.
According to Onigbanjo, the reports submitted by the Judicial Panel of Inquiry entitled: “Report of Lekki Incident Investigation on 20th October 2021”, and “Consolidated Report on General Police Brutality”, both dated November 15, 2021, and submitted to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the same date are now available to the public.
The Lagos Attorney-General said members of the public can view and download the certified true copy (CTC) of the documents on the website of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice – https://lagosstatemoj.org/official-documents/
“Further inquiries should be directed to the Office of the Hon. Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice through [email protected],” the commissioner stated.
The panel had in its report stated that nine persons were killed during the #EndSARS protest at the toll gate on October 20, 2020, adding that the action of the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force on the night could be equated to a massacre.
However, the Lagos State government in its White Paper issued on 29 November dismissed the findings of the panel, describing the report of deaths as “assumptions and speculations”.
The government also faulted the duplication of names and details in the report, saying it created contradictions, as well as “doubts and gaps”.