Lekki shootings: We've received allegations, says ICC

Lekki shootings: We've received allegations, says ICC

- The International Criminal Court has lent its voice to unfortunate shootings at Lekki tollgate

- The ICC advised both the EndSARS protesters and security agents to be calm in their dealings

- A prosecutor of the ICC, Fatou Bensouda, on her Twitter page disclosed that the court has already received allegations of violence linked to the issue

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) has broken its silence on the alleged use of force and violence on EndSARS protesters in the Lekki area of Lagos on Tuesday, October 20.

The ICC called for calm on the sides of the protesters, the federal government and security agencies.

An ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, tweeted on Thursday, October 22, that the court is closely observing happenings related to the protest as they unfold.

Lekki shootings: We've received allegations, says ICC

ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said the court has received allegations on Lekki shootings. (Photo: The Times of Israel)
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Bensouda said the court has already received allegations of violence in relation to the protests.

Lekki shooting: Sanwo-Olu gives latest update on casualty

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that contrary to his submission on the Lekki shooting on Tuesday, October 20, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said at least two persons have been confirmed dead.

Sanwo-Olu made this known in his interview on Thursday, October 22, where he said that one more death has been confirmed.

The Lagos governor had on Wednesday, October 20, announced that a casualty was recorded a hospital but the state was still investigating whether it was as a result of the shooting.

Moreover, the government of the United States (US) faulted the alleged use of force by security personnel on unarmed protesters in the Lekki shooting that ensued on Tuesday, October 20.

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In a statement on Thursday, October 22, the secretary of state, Michael Pompeo, called for justice on soldiers who brutalised EndSARS protesters during the rally.

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Pompeo said that the US will welcome any thorough investigation into the tragic development that reportedly led to the death and injuries of protesters.

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