Lagos #EndSARS Report: Panel Member Gives Update, Says There Are Errors in Leaked Document

Lagos #EndSARS Report: Panel Member Gives Update, Says There Are Errors in Leaked Document

  • A member of the Lagos judicial panel on police brutality, Temitope Majekodunmi, has admitted there are errors in the leaked #EndSARS report
  • Majekodunmi who represented the youth on the panel, however, said the typographical errors had been corrected before the report was submitted to the Lagos state governor, Sanwo-Olu
  • The youth representative also noted that the leaked report in circulation is not far from the original

Lagos, Nigeria - Temitope Majekodunmi, the youth representative on the Lagos judicial panel on police brutality, has said there are errors in the panel’s report in circulation.

The panel had on Monday, November 15, submitted two documents on cases of police brutality and the Lekki incident investigation to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state.

Lagos #EndSARS Panel Member Says There Are Errors in Leaked Report
Lagos judicial panel on police brutality submits reports to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state. Photo credit: The Lagos State Government
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However, hours after submission of the report, the document was leaked and widely reported by the media.

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The report has elicited varied reactions, with some persons citing errors in the document currently in circulation.

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For instance, on pages 297 and 298, which has the list of casualties, numbers 37 and 38 are repeated, making it appear that 11 deaths were recorded instead of nine, The Cable reported.

Errors corrected before final submission of report

Reacting to the development, Majekodunmi, in a statement on Wednesday, November 17, said the errors were corrected before final submission, Premium Times reported.

He, nevertheless, stated that the leaked report in circulation is not far from the original.

Majekodunmi said many people have called him to confirm if the report was authentic.

His words:

“While others were particular about the error of name duplications, it is imperative to note that the leaked report in circulation is not far from the original, but I can confirm that the original is without all the identified errors."

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Nigerians react

Tunde Olawoyin said:

"The only truth is when did we become insensitive to the fact that those victims are from a family and belong to various extended families. Despite all pleas from people that are willing to fight government in the court of law for the families and relatives of those victims, none show up till date. It is the most annoying thing about the Lekki gate puzzle."

Tiamiyu Adebayo said:

"Most Nigerians on the social media are not good readers. I would rather not comment at all than giving wrong comments on sensitive issues. Reading this report and all the comments, I feel so disappointed in many Nigerians. This is to tell you that most people have made up their minds on what they want to hear and nothing more. With this attitude, we are going nowhere."

Maigari Ishaku Abba said:

"They will continue to bribe and pressurised individual members of the panel to contradict the report. They are callous."

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Adoche Adoche said:

"It’s quite unfortunate that despite wailers’ outburst in comparing Nigeria with other saner climes, reports of these magnitude is still leaked before a white paper whether good or bad.
"So, what was the intention(s) of the people that leaked the report and better still, why the sudden support of the leaked reports by those who initially said the panel had been compromised why has these numerous bereaved families on edge in coming out up till now to refused to show up."

Sanwo-Olu begins work on Lagos EndSARS panel's report

Meanwhile, Governor Sanwo-Olu had on Monday, November 15, expressed his gratitude to the chairman of the panel Justice Doris Okuwobi and her members for their service.

The governor noted that in order to ensure swift implementation of the recommendations made in the report, his administration has set up a four-member committee led by the Lagos state attorney-general and commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) to raise a white paper.

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He disclosed that members of the committee are: the commissioner for youths and social development, Segun Dawodu; his special adviser on works and infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye and permanent secretary, cabinet office, Tolani Oshodi.

CDS reacts to release of #EndSARS panel report, faults procedure

In a related development, the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has faulted the procedure adopted in the release of the report of the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry on police brutality, calling the Lekki Toll Gate incident on October 20, 2020, a massacre.

The CDS however explained that he could not, at the moment, comment on the content of the document because he has not seen the official report.

He also stated that the Nigerian armed forces are committed to their constitutional mandate and do not engage in ignoble acts.


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