Mr Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate Of Nigeria (SAN), has once again exposed the government and their atrocities on what they seems to be hiding away from the masses on #EndSars Judicial Panel of Enquiry
Though, the Federal Government had denied that unarmed protesters were killed at the tollgate on October 20. Minister of Information, Mr. Lai Mohammed, described the incident as a “massacre without bodies.” The Nigerian Army had also denied any wrongdoing.
Yet, Mr Falana had in a program organized by “The Nigeria Pro-Democracy Conference, 2021” tagged “Rethinking The Moment: Building Citizens Alternative Movement Beyond 2023”, in his welcome address been the chairman of the program, he said; “I welcome the submission to the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, of the report of the judicial panel on claims of brutality and shooting in the Lekki area of Lagos during the 2020 #EndSARS protests. I urge the government to implement the recommendations of the judicial panel to rebuild trust and start the process of healing and reconciliation.”
He said: “I want to congratulate members of the panel because what they have done has changed my mindset about the country. It is gladdening that we still have credible people. It was not just one person, it was a panel that sat and their names will be written in gold that they told the truth. They listened for months to testimonies and went through the evidence and wrote the report the way they saw it. The younger generation will read the report and judge the panel well.
“Sanwo-Olu should know that he has a family name behind him both from his mother and his father’s side and that the truth has already been told.
“He should be straight with himself and his government and take the appropriate actions. To err is human and to forgive is divine. If he reads the document from the panel and makes amends and apologises to the people of the state that would be great. Lives were lost. He should apologise to the people of the state.
“When you pass through the Lekki tollgate, you will see them doing some wiring and testing. If some people are pushing him to reopen the tollgate, he should go and have a rethink because from January 2022, politics will commence.
Behold, Government was asking, where is the family of the acclaimed victims. Forgotten that many of the deceased families were scared to boldly come out to identify and point fingers due to the fear of been intimidated by the government, says Falana
However, we won’t give up in the tasks to continuing to advocate for justice and the only way we can successfully do so is not by other ways than to drag the Government and expose their atrocities.”