The Lagos State Government, on Sunday, announced the release of the report of the #EndSARS Judicial Panel of Inquiry on police brutality and related matters on its website.
The Certified True Copy of the reports of the panel which probed the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate was uploaded to the state’s justice ministry website, NAN reports.
“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/,” Attorney General Moyosore Onigbanjo said in a statement.
Onigbanjo, who is also the state’s Commissioner for Justice, said the reports are entitled ”Report of Lekki Incident Investigation on 20th October 2021” and ”Consolidated Report on General Police Brutality”.
He advised the public to write to his office for further enquiries.
“Further inquiries should be directed to the Office of the Hon. Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice through [email protected],” Onigbanjo said.
Some weeks ago, the panel submitted the report to the Lagos State Government, in which it clearly found that the Nigerian Army and police fired live bullets at peaceful protesters at the Lekki Tollgate last year.
It also concluded that the “deliberate absence of officers of the Nigerian Army who were present at the Lekki Toll Gate and who were summoned by the Panel was a calculated attempt to conceal material evidence from the Panel”.
The panel was inaugurated on October 19, 2020, to look into complaints of citizens against human rights abuses by the police.
Following the incident at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020, the Terms of Reference of the Panel was expanded to cover that incident.
The Panel sat for well over one year and took testimonies of petitioners, witnesses, experts and lawyers.
The submission of the panel that there was indeed a massacre has since attracted public outrage, with Nigerians and the international community calling for the prosecution of the offending officers.