Lekki shooting: Judicial panel visits toll gate, recovers bullet shells

Lekki shooting: Judicial panel visits toll gate, recovers bullet shells

- Bullet shells have been recovered by the Lagos state judicial panel of inquiry at the Lekki toll gate

- The bullet shells were found during an inspection by the judicial panel of inquiry

- There were reports earlier that some protesters were shot by soldiers who stormed the toll gate on Tuesday, October 20

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The Lagos state judicial panel of inquiry on Friday, October 30, recovered six bullet shells from the Lekki toll gate where #EndSARS protesters were shot.

In a report by Premium Times, officials confirmed that bullet shells were found during an inspection of the scene 10 days after the shooting incident.

The shells, found by the panel in the presence of journalists, would be expected to serve as evidence in order to establish the truth of what happened on Tuesday night, October 20.

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Lekki shooting: Judicial panel members recover bullet shells
Lekki shooting: Judicial panel members recover bullet shells. Photo credit: Editi Effiong
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The inspection, alongside representatives of the Lekki Concession Company, was led by Doris Okuwobi, the chairperson of the panel.

Abayomi Omoruwa and Gbolahan Agboluaje, representatives of the LCC had on Friday appeared before the judicial panel to present the CCTV footage recovered after the shooting.

However, the panel noted that it did not receive the footage as the main assignment for the day was to visit the scene of the incident.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos state government inaugurated an eight-member judicial panel of inquiry to investigate complaints of police brutality and human rights violations committed by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Sanwo-Olu made the disclosure in a series of tweets on Monday, October 19, via his official Twitter account @jidesanwoolu.

The panel which is being headed by Okuwobi was joined by 2 youth representatives and a member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

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In a related development, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has said that those behind the shootings of protesters at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday, October 20, would be brought to book.

The governor made this known in a statement by his chief press secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on the evening of Monday, October 26.

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