Lekki shooting: police, Lagos govt attempting to compromise panel

Lekki shooting: police, Lagos govt attempting to compromise panel

The Lagos State Government and the police are separately trying to frustrate the panel investigating the Lekki shooting incident, a lawyer to the victims has alleged.

Adeshina Ogunlana said this on Friday at the venue of the panel’s sitting where he led about a dozen victims of the shooting to.

He accused the Lagos government of trying to ‘run’ his clients ‘out of town’ and accused the police of filing a suit to stop the panel from sitting.

“There have been deliberate efforts by the agent of the government, specifically the Lagos State Government, to run down my clients, and so many EndSARS protesters, to run them out of town, to clamp them down and not to allow them to come to the panel,” he said.

Mr Ogunlana said there were efforts made by state agents over the weekend to stop Friday’s brief demonstration.

“We are saying that you cannot compromise this level of atrocity. People were shot at by security agencies including the Nigerian military and the police, this is the truth,” he said.

He did not provide details of the specific actions the Lagos government took to ‘clamp down’ on his clients. Mr Ogunlana had also raised similar allegations in the past. The judicial panel was set up by the Lagos government and the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has publicly condemned the Lekki shooting.

Mr Ogunlana, on Friday, arrived the venue of the judicial panel with many injured protesters who were affected by the Lekki shooting incident of October 20.

Jude Ogbonna

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