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18.09.2021 news After Attempts to ‘Frustrate’ Lekki Massacre Investigation, Lagos Judicial Panel Suspends Sitting Indefinitely

Published 18th Sep, 2021

By Damilola Ayeni

The Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of SARS-Related Abuses and Other Matters has suspended sitting indefinitely.

According to PUNCH, Retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, chairman of the panel, announced the suspension on Saturday.

READ ALSO: EXCLUSIVE: Forensic Report Uncovers ‘Conscious Manipulation’ of Lekki Toll Gate Cameras by LCC During #EndSARS Protest

While the reason is yet unconfirmed, Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN, a human rights activist and member of the panel, said there were attempts to frustrate the unraveling of what happened at Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020.

“There are attempts to frustrate the EndSARS Judicial Panel from reaching meaningful conclusions on investigations into the Lekki Tollgate incident of 20th October 2020,” Adegboruwa wrote on Facebook.

The suspension is coming barely seven days after a forensic investigation into the Lekki Tollgate incident revealed deliberate manipulation of CCTV cameras by officials of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) while Nigerian soldiers attacked protesters.

Sentinel Forensics Limited, a group of predominantly UK-trained experts, presented its investigation which was exclusively obtained by FIJ, to the panel last week Saturday.

READ ALSO: PORTRAITS OF BLOOD (II): Names, Photos, Videos… How Lekki #EndSARS Protesters Were Massacred

Several findings have corroborated claims that the Nigerian Army massacred armless protesters at Lekki Tollgate. A series of FIJ investigations revealed that scores of people died from shots fired by Nigerian soldiers.

On Saturday, May 8, Sarah Ibrahim, a freelance auditor and one of the coordinators of the #EndSars protest, also presented videos to the Lagos panel to demonstrate that soldiers truly fired shots at protesters.

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Published 18th Sep, 2021

By Damilola Ayeni

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