Popular Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana has revealed that the barracks where soldiers who shot at protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate came from have been identified.
Falana further revealed that the investigation gathered so far by ASCAB, a group he oversees, facts have shown that shots were actually fired at the tollgate and people died from those shots.
He made this revelation on Monday, October 26th, while speaking as a guest on Arise TV.
“We have already identified the barracks where the soldiers left for Lekki, we have already identified the barracks.
“the President was likely to have been told, soldiers were ordered so I want to believe that’s why it was not addressed and they said it was a rumour but I think the facts are emerging now, that indeed soldiers went to Lekki, indeed they fired at protesters and indeed some of the protesters at least two have been officially acknowledged to have died from gunshot wounds.”
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In another news, One of the victims of the Lekki shooting identified as Anthony Ogbe has narrated his sad experience after he was shot that night.
The survivor who is receiving free treatment at Grandville Medical and Laser Centre, Lekki, said several hospitals rejected him before he ended up at Grandville.
“It was a soldier that shot me at Lekki. I was rejected from different hospitals before I got admitted here and my life was saved,” he said.
“They didn’t collect money to treat me; neither do they know my people.
“I was taken to the theatre so that they could bring the blood that is in my chest out, and that is what is passing through this pipe.
“I thought I had died, because my blood was just gushing out like pump. I never knew I would still be alive. We thank God for this hospital. Glory be to God.”
In another news, Mr Ebun Adegboruwa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and member of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into the activities of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has accused Nigerian Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola of tampering with exhibits during a visit to Lekki toll gate as he led a Federal Government delegation to commiserate with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the loss of lives and destruction of properties in the violence that rocked the state last week.
Adegboruwa stated that it’s illegal for anyone to conduct any visit to the said Lekki Toll Plaza in the absence of and without the authority and consent of the Panel. He then appealed to the Governor of Lagos State to allow the Panel the full autonomy and independence that was promised at the time of inauguration.
His statement reads,
“BRF TAMPERS WITH EVIDENCE
AT LEKKI TOLL GATE ..RETRIEVES HIDDEN CAMERA WITHOUT PANEL’S CONSENT….”
USURPATION OF POWERS OF THE PANEL OF INQUIRY ON SARS ABUSES
On Sunday, October 25, 2020, it was widely publicized that Ministers and Governors of the South-West visited the Governor of Lagos State on a sympathy tour of structures affected by the wanton looting and destruction that took place last week. In the course of their visit, they were led to the Lekki Toll Plaza, to assess the situation thereat. It was at the same Lekki Toll Plaza that the incident of alleged shooting of EndSARS protesters was said to have taken place. And based on public outcry, the Governor of Lagos State added the Lekki Toll Plaza incident to the terms of reference of the Judicial Panel that was set up.
Since the Panel has been vested with jurisdiction over the Lekki Toll Plaza, I verily believe that it is illegal for anyone else to conduct any visit to the said Lekki Toll Plaza in the absence of and without the authority and consent of the Panel. It was reported that in the course of the visit, the former governor of Lagos State and the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, discovered a hidden camera, which he took. This is a clear case of illegally tampering with exhibits that may become useful to the Panel in the course of its assignment.
I appeal to the Governor of Lagos State to allow the Panel the full autonomy and independence that was promised at the time of inauguration. It is contempt of the Panel for anyone to usurp the powers of the Panel in the way that has been reported. In this regard, the Panel will not shy away from summoning anyone who is alleged to be involved in any contemptuous act that may obstruct the course of justice.
I call on all Nigerians to come up with their complaints before the Panel for proper ventilation, as it begins its sitting today.
Here’s a video capturing the moment Babatunde Fashola discovered the hidden camera,