- There is a fresh development at the judicial panel set up by the Lagos state government on SARS and other related matters
- Fourteen protesters allegedly shot at the Lekki Toll Gate have appeared before the panel on Friday, December 4
- Another victim shot at a separate location during the protest also reportedly presented himself before the panel
A report by The Nation has indicated that 15 protesters who suffered gunshot wounds during the #EndSARS protests in Lagos have presented themselves before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters.
The newspaper stated that 14 of them were said to have been shot at Lekki Toll Gate on the evening of Tuesday, October 20, while one was allegedly shot at Ojodu Berger.
Also at the panel was one Nathaniel Solomon whose younger brother Abouta Solomon was allegedly shot dead at the toll gate.
The deceased has been allegedly buried in his hometown in Mubi local government area of Adamawa state.
Another person at the panel named Aiyedungbe Olufunmi Grace told The Nation her brother died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) after suffering gunshot wounds to the head.
She claimed that after her brother’s death, the hospital authorities changed the story and said he died of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has denied the allegations that it shot at peaceful protesters, saying it merely fired blanks into the air to disperse those who were throwing stones.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Major General Turkur Buratai, the chief of army staff, on Monday, November 30, received the report on the alleged shooting of the EndSARS protesters at the toll gate from the legal team constituted to represent the force at the Lagos panel.
The legal team led by Akinlolu Kehinde (SAN) met with chief of policy and plans, Lieutenant-General Lamidi Adeosun who represented the chief of army staff.
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