Nigeria

Lekki Toll Gate shooting: Sanwo-Olu gives details on investigation

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the terms of reference of the Judicial Panel set up to investigate police brutality and rights violation has been expanded.

He disclosed this on Friday, while briefing reporters at the Lagos House in Marina.

It comes three days after some #EndSARS protesters were killed in a shooting at the Lekki toll gate.

“So what we have done is that we have consulted and we are now expanding the terms of reference of the panel that we have set up because it is exactly the same kind of composition,” Governor Sanwo-Olu said.

“That same panel headed by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi will be investigating all of the issues that happened at the Toll Plaza on Tuesday night. Their terms of reference have been expanded and for emphasis, the sitting will start on Monday at the Lagos Court of Arbitration International Centre in Lekki.”

The governor also asked residents to provide the panel with useful information that will help in the effective probe against SARS operatives.

He said: “They will be receiving petitions from Monday. If you need to send the petition via email, their address is judicialpanelonSARS@lagos.gov.ng.

“We will expect everyone that has a case or petition or something to pass unto this panel. They have been empowered extensively to determine how they run and conduct themselves at the panel.”

During the swearing-in of the panel members on October 19, Governor Sanwo-Olu noted the panel will sit for six months.

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