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We’ve identified the barracks of soldiers who shot protesters in Lekki – Femi Falana

October 26, 2020

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has said that the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 And Beyond (ASCAB) which he serves as Chairman of the group, has identified the barracks of the soldiers who opened fire on protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos.

 

Recall that on Tuesday, October 20, EndSARS protesters who had gathered at the Lekki-Victoria Island tollgate to stage their protest demanding an end to police brutality and a call for police reform, were shot at.

 

Speaking when he appeared as a guest on ARISE TV on Monday, October 26, Falana, said his group has been able to trace the barracks where the soldiers came from.

“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.”Falana said

 

He said ASCAB would establish an independent panel of inquiry to investigate the October 20 shooting of protesters at Lekki toll plaza.

“ASCAB shall establish an Independent National Citizen’s Panel of Inquiry under a number of conditions Composition of the Citizen’s Panel of Inquiry shall comprise representatives of credible and identified organisations of the youth that took part in the #Endsars protest movement, including the Feminist Coalition, among others; representatives of credible and tested civil society organisations,” he said

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The moment Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola found a secret camera at the Lekki tollgate (video)

October 26, 2020

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola alongside South West governors and some Ministers from the South West, paid a  visit to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Sunday, October 25 over the loss of lives and wanton destruction witnessed in the state last week.

During the visit, the governor took the visiting governors and ministers round some of the destroyed facilities in the state.
While they were at the Lekki tollgate where the EndSARS protesters were shot at on October 20, Fashola found a secret camera and mentioned it will be used during the investigation into the gunshot incident at the Lekki tollgate.

 

Watch a video below;

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I know we have wronged you, please forgive us Senator Florence Ita-Giwa beg protesters in her residents in Cross Rivers state (video)

October 25, 2020

Senator Florence Ita-Giwa has appealed to Nigerians youth, particularly the youth of Cross Rivers state, to stop the destruction of properties and looting of items across the country.

On Saturday, October 24, angry youths in Cross Rivers state destroyed the homes of former senate leader Ndoma Egba.

In a video shared online, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa who represented Cross River South Senatorial District in the Senate, went on her knees to appeal to residents of the state to stop the destruction and looting of properties.

She spoke in her native language. Twitter user, @__gershom, who shared the video, translated what she said as

“I know we have wronged you. The generation of today has suffered. The big people have wronged you. Nigerian politics has failed you. But please forgive us. Forgive the big people. Forgive the politicians”

the video below;

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